America.- A 25-pound cat from Washington went viral on the Internet with his perfect exercise routine. Videos of Cinderblock, a gray domestic cat, caught the attention of Reddit and Twitter users on Friday after they saw her using the last of her nine lives to get in shape. Cinderblock’s former owner could no longer care for her and had taken to the 8-year-old feline at Northshore Veterinary Hospital in Bellingham, near the Canadian border, to be sacrificed, medical and veterinary director Brita Kiffney told CNN.
The previous owner was struggling with health problems and caring for his father, who suffers from dementia, Kiffney said. «I couldn’t do it and I asked him to give it to me,» Kiffney said of Cinderblock.
She agreed and was grateful, as she didn’t really want to sacrifice Cinder but was overwhelmed by her father’s care. Therefore, it is morbid obesity, due to the overfeeding of the father.
In Northshore, Kiffney and other staff members have used an underwater treadmill to help provide physical rehabilitation to Cinderblock.The hospital shared a Facebook video of Cinderblock meowing meowing while lazily using the tape October 19. The video has been viewed more than 2.2 million times. This and later videos also made it to the Main page of Reddit.Cinderblock was the inspiration for a trending theme on Twitter on Friday night. Artist Alex Plante, 28, from Winnipeg, Manitoba, created a series of Cinderblock illustrations that they’ve liked and retweeted thousands of times.
I think it’s going viral because it may be the most identifiable cat I’ve ever seen. Who hasn’t cried on a treadmill at some point in their lives?
I also think people love a history of well-being and the vets at Northshore Veterinary Hospital are doing a lovely job working with her. They are clearly very friendly and caring for people.» Kiffney also attributes Cinderblock’s new viral fame to the number of people who relate to not wanting to exercise. She hopes cinderblock’s plight will inspire people to keep their pets healthy. «We hope to raise awareness of pet obesity, as nearly 60% of pet cats are overweight or obese,» Kiffney said. «Many people don’t realize that their pet is overweight.»