Posts Tagged ‘germany’

This is Rudolf, or maybe Bruno. She (yes, it’s a girl) lives at Auschwitz.

She’s causing a bit of controversy, in fact, because she refuses to live anywhere else–and an animal rights group expects local officials to build her a shelter on the grounds, even though she seems completely unperturbed by the -29 degree temperatures.

I see both sides here. The people who run the museum on the grounds aren’t responsible for this cat, yet at the same time, the animal rights people just want to keep her safe. But can we just talk about how this cat refuses to live anywhere else but Auschwitz? Auschwitz?!

If that isn’t creepy, I don’t know what is.


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even if she’s a buddhist who’s actually your dead mother.


A German bank robber had his request for his cat to visit him in jail denied this week. Peter Keonig, a Buddhist, claimed he couldn’t live without Gisela–especially since she is the reincarnation of his dead mother.

“In turning down the kitty-plea, the court said they respected religious freedom, but that there’s no proof that cat is in fact Keonig’s mother reborn, the Telegraph reported. The court did note he would be able to write the cat, but there’s no indication his mother retained her reading skills after transitioning to feline form.”

Good job, German court.

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