I often talk about how unreasonably large our cats are, but am often met with skepticism and incredulity. Unfortunately, even when people visit us in person, they often don't get a sense of Pepe's size, because he's so shy around strangers that he literally curls up into a ball (like a Popple -- remember Popples?) when we pick him up and show him to guests. Accordingly, this weekend Dr. M and I set out to take photographs of our cats that convey their sizes through the use of points of reference.
First up is Ruby, alongside a standard twelve-inch ruler (the ruler has my dad's name on it, which I blurred out, but otherwise the photo is unaltered):
As you can see, Ruby is rather large. Not as big as Pepe, though. Here's Pepe trying to open the sliding glass door:
Two apartments ago, Pepe used to sit by the door and stand up and bat at the doorknob every time we walked by. One time he actually undid the deadbolt, which was several inches above the knob. Pepe is a large cat.
Here's Pepe with the ruler (we waited all weekend to find him stretched out like this):
That should give you an idea. I think if Pepe wanted to kill us he probably could.