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German man marries fat cat

May 3, 2010

A man in Germany has married his cat, proving that while love isn't blind, some men might well be.

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Mitzscherlich refused to be outdone by a Korean man who married a pillow.Image: AP

A man from eastern Germany has married his dying cat, the German daily Bild reported on Monday.

Uwe Mitzscherlich, a 39-year old postman, exchanged vows with his cat, Cecilia, who is obese and asthmatic, at a ceremony at his home near Dresden.

"Cecilia is such a trusting creature. We cuddle all the time and she has always slept in my bed," said Mitzscherlich, who does not have a human wife.

Because marrying an animal is illegal in Germany, Mitzscherlich paid a television actress 300 euros (400 dollars) to officiate the vows. The groom's twin brother Erik served as witness.

The 15-year old black and white cat is terminally ill, and Mitzsherlich wanted to marry her before she passed away.

The groom wore a top hat and wedding suit and the bride wore a white dress.

Author: Sarah Harmann
Editor: Rob Turner