Videos of Cinderblock, a gray-haired short-haired woman, caught the attention of Reddit and Twitter users on Friday after she was seen using the last of her nine lives to get in shape.
"I couldn't do it and asked her to give it to me," Kifney told Cinderblock. "She agreed and was grateful, as she really didn't want to euthanize Cinder, but she was overwhelmed by the care of her father. So she became obese because of her father's eating."
Cinderblock was the inspiration for the current Twitter theme on Friday night. Artist Alex Plante, 28, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, has created a series of Cinderblock illustrations that have been liked and retouched thousands of times.
"I think it's going viral because it may be the most related cat I've ever seen," Plante told CNN. "Who hasn't cried on a treadmill at one point in his life? people love the feeling of well-being and the veterinarians at Northshore Veterinary Hospital do such a wonderful job working with her. They are obviously super nice and caring people. "
Kifney also attributes Cinderblock's newly discovered viral fame to how many people treat her that they don't want to play sports, she hopes Cinderblock's plight is in inspires people to keep their pets healthy.
"We hope to raise awareness about pet obesity, as nearly 60% of pet cats are either overweight or overweight," Kiffy said. " Many people do not realize that their pet is overweight. "