He was truly living the life of a fat cat, hanging out with celebrities like Hugh Grant and being held by talk show host Anderson Cooper.
But just as fast as he sprang into the national spotlight 'Meow' the cat has lost his fight with obesity; his nine lives cut short because of his massive weight.
A veterinarian had taken the 39 pound cat on a trip to New York for the publicity, showing that pet obesity is a real threat.
Meow accomplished a lot during his short stint in the spotlight; people from all over the U.S. wrote to the animal shelter, saying this opened their eyes to the problems of pet obesity.
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