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Wed Oct 30, 2019, 10:48 PM

This Giant Shelter Cat Named 'Lebowski' Really Ties The Room Together

He's 30 pounds of chill.

BY STEPHEN MESSENGER

Prepare to be bowled over by this adorably chubby shelter cat named Lebowski a pet whose chilled-out personality is the perfect fit for any fan of taking 'er easy.

He also answers to The Dude, Duder, His Dudeness or El Duderino (if you're not into that whole brevity thing).



Lebowski was surrendered to DuPage County Animal Services in Illinois last month, tipping the scales at a hefty 30 pounds.

The cat was formerly called Oliver, but as the shelter staff got to know him, that moniker just didn't seem to fit. So, they renamed him after filmdom's most unflappable protagonist, from "The Big Lebowski," whom he resembles in more ways than one.

"[He's] large, laid-backed, and not one to make a fuss about, well, anything," Andrea Salis, shelter spokesperson, told The Dodo.

And that's not just, like, her opinion, man.



As you might expect, Lebowski wasn't too picky about the sort of place he ended up as long as it was with a loving family.

"He has lived with cats and children before. Based on his laid-back demeanor, we feel like he would do well in a home with dogs as well," Salis said at the time.



"With his buff and white fur he's sure to tie any room together. He's waiting for you to adopt him," Salis said.

But fortunately, everything worked out for The Dude in the end.

After a brief stay at the shelter, he found a new family.



The Dude really does abide.

https://www.thedodo.com/close-to-home/cat-named-lebowski

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catbyte Oct 30 OP
Karadeniz Oct 31 #1
flibbitygiblets Oct 31 #2
Aussie105 Oct 31 #3
mr_lebowski Oct 31 #4
Midnight Writer Oct 31 #5
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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 01:06 AM

1. More to love!❤

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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 01:08 AM

2. Love these kinds of stories, helps restore my faith in humanity

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 01:32 AM

3. 30 pounds?

First picture - THAT'S NOT how you pick up a cat that big!

Only a fireman's lift will do!

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 01:53 AM

4. Awwww ... I wanna take him bowling ...

And yes, I AM going to rent him shoes AND buy him a beer ...

And I don't GAF what Cynthia wants, either ...

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:24 PM

5. No problem changing a cat's name. They are quite happy not responding to any of them.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:14 PM

6. Stories like these bring tears to my eyes

Happy ones

Thank you for posting!

What a gorgeous cat!!

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