The inspiration of Lord Fatsington

Now and again we involuntarily stand to attention and salute greatness on Folksy. Today it was The Nosuch Disco that moved us. Him and his cat and his whale.

Some people don’t use the “inspiration” field  at all. Others use it to state matter-of-factness. Yet others like Dave use it to make our lives a little bit better. Thank you Dave.

From the inspiration on Fat Cat in Space on a Purple Background:

The Story of Fats:

Let me tell you the story of Fats! aka, The Fatsicle, aka Lord Fatsington, aka Fat Kitty… real name: Oscar!

Across the road from me lives the fattest cat I’ve ever seen! Initially I thought it was pregnant, but I soon learnt he was male and just a big un… Over the years he has popped over to my house for a snooze and a fuss! Even when he’s happy and purring like a power drill he looks sad, it breaks my heart to look at him sometimes, especially on a cold day when he’s sat outside… anyway I made a little sketch of him and thought it would suit nice for a Valentine’s day card, it has since evolved into a phenomenon. You can see a picture of the real cat in the listing, he is not for sale as I do not own him and I think there are some laws against that… I’ve also pixelated my face as i look so rank, its for your own safety!



  • May 21, 2012


    This is brilliant! Dave is always great for a laugh. Thanks for bringing this wonderful piece of inspiration to our attention and brightening my day:)

  • May 21, 2012

    shaz from oddsox

    That’s a proper joy to read! Be brave Dave – unpixelate yourself!

  • May 21, 2012

    leanne holroyd

    What a lovely tale and wonderful listing :)

  • thanks guys, you lovely lot :)

    Thank you James for posting such nice things about me and Fat Kitty, AKA Lord Fatsington.

    I hope you guys at Folksy HQ are having a lovely day, its too hot here in Disco Land!

    Please enjoy this lovely video I made about Fat Kitty :)

  • May 21, 2012

    Jill from Clootielugs

    Best listing ever….ev -aaah! Fat Kitty sure is one fat kitty…sad and adorable!

  • May 21, 2012

    heather aka NiftyKnits

    he really is a fat cat! (the cat, not Dave) and surely that is you, sucking your thumb, in your avatar? unpixelated in all your gloriousness?

  • May 21, 2012


    Long live Fat Kitty :)