In the end, which came last week, Prince Chunk had lost a lot of weight, but he still looked like a chunky cat.
In the two years since he was found as a stray in Voorhees after his owner lost her home to foreclosure, Prince Chunk weighed about 17 pounds, about five or six pounds less than when Vince Damiani of Blackwood adopted him.
And far less than the originally reported 44 pounds that made Prince Chunk a national sensation. At first he was known as Princess Chunk because of a sex mix-up. Oh, the embarrassment!
It was determined that the princess was a prince on Live With Regis and Kelly, Damiani recalled. And it is believed that the royal feline was never even close to 44 pounds, he said.