Tuesday, May 4, 2010

German man marries his cat

A lonely mail worker has wed his sick and obese cat after vets told him she might not live much longer, claiming they have the purrrrfect relationship.

"Cecilia is such a trusting creature. We cuddle all the time, and she has always slept in my bed," Uwe Mitzscherlich, 39, told Bild Newspaper.

Our hearts beat as one - it's unique!"

Mr Mitzscherlich, who is single and from Possendorf, in eastern Germany, described his cat as fat and asthmatic.

Because marrying an animal is illegal, Mr Mitzscherlich paid €300 ($428) for a television actress to play officiator in the ceremony. His twin brother, Erik, served as witness.

The happy couple dressed up for the occasion - Mr Mitzscherlich in a wedding suit and top hat and 15-year-old Cecilia, who loudly meowed her way through the exchanging of vows, in a white dress.

Actress Christin-Maria Lohri, who officiated the ceremony, was quoted as saying: "At first I thought it was a joke. But for Mr Mitzscherlich it's a dream come true."

Original story can be found here.

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