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The Master Cat

Let’s hear it for supercat!

A cat saved the life of a newborn baby abandoned on the doorstep of a Cologne house in the middle of the night by meowing loudly until someone woke up, a police spokesman said on Saturday.

“The cat is a hero,” Cologne police spokesman Uwe Beier said. “Its loud meowing got the attention of the homeowner and saved the baby from suffering life-threatening hypothermia. The homeowner opened door to see why the cat was making so much noise and discovered the newborn.”

Interestingly enough, an ancestor of this cat was involved in a similar incident in 1942.  As the Nazis were going door to door, rounding up Jews to be sent to the death camps, a small group of Jews hid inside a false wall in a basement.  The ancestral cat stood outside the wall meowing until the Nazis kicked it in, arrested the Jews, and sent them to their deaths in Auschwitz.

“Ja, zis is indeed un Wunderkatten,” remarked SS-Obersturmbanfuhrer Horst Gunterhausen.  “It has ein nose like un bloodhound for ze sniffing of der filthy Juden!”

Posted by Lee on 04/15/06 at 02:43 PM in Europe and the UK • Permalink


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