November 16, 2006

"Cat allegedly gives birth to dog-like offspring"

(REUTERS/Edison Vara (BRAZIL))

Ok, so it's not exactly the end of the world as we know it. I have to wonder what's next; will a swan and a sow soon be matched to produce a flying pig after this development.

The above is apparently a Brazilian student's cat, Mimi, with what her owner claims are Mimi's own kitten/pups.

Pittens? Kups?

Anyway, the story goes that three months after mating with a neighbour's dog, six of these chaps popped out, half of which died soon after birth. Interestingly, those three had cat-like features. Of course, this could just be a delightful hoax -- so I'll keep an eye on what the geneticist testing the animals has to say about the matter.

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