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Old 04-23-2010, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm adopting PBS into my vocabularly. It's too fantastic. I much use it.
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Coral Springs, Fl
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It means your kitty is overweight, all of my cats have this even the girls.

The feral I took in 3 months ago had no poocher, now 3 months later he's got a lil fupa going on. It's extra skin, and when the cat gains weight it hangs even further. My Squeaks FUPA drags on the floor.

FUPA
Acronym for "Fat Upper Pubic Area"
pronounced (Foo-Pah) That roll of flab over the genitals that occurs in obese people. Looks most hideous when seen through sweatpants.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:15 PM
 
Location: on the way to somewhere wonderful
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OMG eger - you are too funny. I may just trade "PBS" out for "FUPA!"
Did you ever see the movie "My big fat Greek Wedding" - "FUPA!"
I really like our descriptive vocabulary over the technical terms - hands (or is it paws) down.
But, it is good to know it is for real.
I have noticed the big cats have impressive PBS/FUPA.
I wonder if our kitties sit by the mirror admiring their impressive FUPA & imagine they are "big" cats out there in the wild somewhere? Just before nap time, I would guess.
But......one does wonder, though, eger - why would you put sweatpants on your cat?
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Old 04-23-2010, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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Don't overfeed your cats! They will beg for food when they don't need it, especially if the behavior is reinforced. I made the mistake of giving my cat treats in the kitchen too often, and now he expects it.
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Old 04-23-2010, 02:59 PM
 
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OMG eger - you are too funny. I may just trade "PBS" out for "FUPA!"

But......one does wonder, though, eger - why would you put sweatpants on your cat?
Oh, yes, please tell us! Inquiring minds want to know.

LOL@eger! You've been coming up with some really good ones lately! Sounds as if things have settled down nicely and everyone is happy! Good for you!
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:17 PM
 
Location: LI/VA/IL
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It means your kitty is overweight, all of my cats have this even the girls.

The feral I took in 3 months ago had no poocher, now 3 months later he's got a lil fupa going on. It's extra skin, and when the cat gains weight it hangs even further. My Squeaks FUPA drags on the floor.

FUPA
Acronym for "Fat Upper Pubic Area"
pronounced (Foo-Pah) That roll of flab over the genitals that occurs in obese people. Looks most hideous when seen through sweatpants.
I don't know if it always means over weight. You will see some big cats ie lions/tigers in the wild with the pooch.
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:52 AM
 
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I don't know if it always means over weight. You will see some big cats ie lions/tigers in the wild with the pooch.
AFAIK, it does not. Its prominence, or not, is a genetic/hereditary trait - which is why some cats have them and some do not.

Our "tub 'o lard" doesn't have one. Our skinny mini does.
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Old 04-24-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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both of mine have it .... charlie-chubby-cat's swings back and forth like the kitty described above.....

looks-too-thin-to-be-healthy max-cat has one too.....
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Old 04-24-2010, 04:19 PM
 
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I call it the "Kitty Pooch".

Neo, who is a trim, in-shape, not-over-fed, doesn't-even-snack-much, gets-his-exercise kitty, seemed to get his over-night. Right after he turned five. One minute it wasn't there. The next minute he woke up from a nap, walked across the floor and.....


KITTY-POOCH!!!
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Old 04-25-2010, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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Elderly people can be thin and still have paunches. Cats can be the same.
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