Monday Jun 09 2008 comments Ken the Cat By: Auburn Journal photography by Ben Furtado -A +A Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalFriends of Placer County Animal shelter use humor to motivate themselves and Ken the cat to shed a few pounds. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalKen the cat rests in his home. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalWeighing in at 23 pounds, Ken is regarded as double his ideal weight. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalRosemary Frieborn, president of the Friends of Placer County Animal Shelter, heaves up 23-pound Ken. Ben Furtado/Auburn JournalAnimal obesity is common for pets as Ken weighs in at 23 pounds.