Meet Samson: a big 28-pound Maine Coon cat, and not fat!

If you remember the movie “Boogie Nights”, you’ll know this paraphrase: “This is a giant cat!” Yes, it’s Samson, a big 28-pound Maine Coon cat, said to be “the biggest cat in New York,” which isn’t really a world-class distinction. Still, Samson is a magnificent animal; as I always say, a bigger cat—so long as it’s not fat—is a better cat.

Sadly, there’s too much in the video about how its staff tries to make Samson an Internet sensation; but just ignore that and look at Samson.

Photos from Bored Panda:

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26 Comments

  1. Diana MacPherson
    Posted September 18, 2016 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    A male up-talker! You don’t see that every day!

    The cat is cute though.

  2. Jay
    Posted September 18, 2016 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Cool cat. Annoying owner.

    • Ken Elliott
      Posted September 19, 2016 at 9:43 am | Permalink

      “….Annoying owner.”

      Thank you! I felt that way listening to this goober, but didn’t think it would be expressed via the comments section in these mealy-feely times we find ourselves in these days.

  3. Posted September 18, 2016 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    That kitteh is bigger than Peake-a-choo, who I suspect to be in the 75th percentile for body size in Seattle.

  4. Posted September 18, 2016 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    That kitteh is bigger than Peake-a-choo, who I suspect to be in the 75th percentile for body size in Seattle.

  5. Tamethys
    Posted September 18, 2016 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    That cat could kill!?

  6. Ken Kukec
    Posted September 18, 2016 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    I’ve got a d-o-g, a Springer spaniel, with precisely the same piebald patterning. About the same size, too.

  7. Posted September 18, 2016 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    Homo Passiviens-Agressiviens for sure.

    (Most gorgeous feline though)

    • Michelle Beissel
      Posted September 18, 2016 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

      Correction: Homo passiviens-agressiviens. 🙂

  8. Grania Spingies
    Posted September 18, 2016 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Let us hear no more comments about Hili’s waistline. She is positively sylph-like in comparison.

  9. Ken Kukec
    Posted September 18, 2016 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    If you remember the movie “Boogie Nights” …

    Samson’s owner says his “DJ name” is “Splurt” — not exactly “Dirk Diggler,” now is it?

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted September 18, 2016 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

      … although they could be in the same line of work, huh?

  10. JJ thomson
    Posted September 18, 2016 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    Ugh, Californian up-speak.

    That cat is king though

  11. Posted September 18, 2016 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    Looks like the owners are experts in perspective tricks….

  12. sue
    Posted September 18, 2016 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    My 7-lb, 2-year-old orange tabby wants me to say that small cats are desirable too. Just try sleeping with a 28-lb cat on top of you!

    • somer
      Posted September 19, 2016 at 2:35 am | Permalink

      you’d probably need a Kevlar shirt for the scratch-kneeding behaviour – nice in a small cat but a bit extreme in a Samson-sized cat

  13. Randall Schenck
    Posted September 18, 2016 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    When a guy has to tell you his cat is not as famous as himself, what is that. Something Donald Trump would say?

  14. E.A. Blair
    Posted September 18, 2016 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Isa, my older cat, is a part Maine Coon, and her hairballs range from annoying to horrendous. I am trying to imagine the kinds of digestive disasters Samson hacks up, and it boggles the mind.

  15. Posted September 19, 2016 at 12:22 am | Permalink

    That cat is obese!

    Sent from my iPhone

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    • somer
      Posted September 19, 2016 at 2:36 am | Permalink

      Ahem. “cuddly”

  16. Mike
    Posted September 19, 2016 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    Many years ago, my late father in law had a huge Tabby of a similar size, and where a “normal” cat would present its staff with rewards ie mice, Ginger would bring home rabbits.

  17. eric
    Posted September 19, 2016 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    My grad student roommate had a cat that eventually grew to be about 20 pounds. We had a party for his ‘sweet 16’ (pounds). Then another for his ‘poundage of majority’. Its a shame he didn’t reach his able-to-drink poundage, that would’ve been a blowout. 🙂

    He was mostly muscle, too. Those auto cat feeders? He batted his around until both sides broke open. And one day we came home to find the 3′ tall, 20 gallon rubbermade container with his food bag in it knocked over, food everywhere. As far as we can tell he stretched up, pulled the whole thing down, then pulled the top off. We also had a second cat (just a kitten at that time) living with us, so it could have been a team effort.

  18. sabre422
    Posted September 19, 2016 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    My mother-in-law in Maine owns a Maine Coon Cat named Katie. She is around 18 or 19 pounds. I am primarily a dog person, and for the last 12 years Katie had terrorized my golden retrievers whenever we went to visit. As a result, I gave her the nickname of Al-Katie. My mother-in-law hated that. But the odd thing is that Al-Katie is only affectionate to one person…. and that is me!! She ignores all other visitors to the home, neighbors and relatives…. even her owner hardly gets attention. This was not always the case. It was only after my last golden died two years ago that Al-Katie started hanging with me all hours of the day during our family visits… purring and playing at my feet. Mine is the only lap that she falls asleep in. I plan on getting another golden soon, and I hope that Al-Katie maintains her affection for me and that I can somehow transfer this to my new canine companion.

  19. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted September 19, 2016 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    Said Samson, “Delilah? She’s my hair styler.
    We’re friends. Just friends.”


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