German man marries his dying cat

39-year old Uwe Mitzscherlich, a postman from Possendorf, Germany, married his cat Cecilia when he found out she was dying. They had lived together for 10 years. His reason: "Cecilia is such a trusting creature. We cuddle all the time and she has always slept in my bed."


  1. let us get this straight..

    Germans can marry dying cats

    Japanese can marry pillows

    Americans can marry their first cousin in many states, yet not a member of their same sex.

    carry on!

    1. No, it was a Korean guy who married the pillow. The Japanese guy married the DS game. Get it right ;)

    2. And there in lies the madness. People have married animals for centuries. These days it is a bit of an oddity that is sure to raise some eyebrows…but really? Same sex couples can’t marry in the US?

      The “Religious Right” is generally neither.

      1. People have married animals for centuries?
        So THAT’S why they call it ‘Animal Husbandry’!

    3. Well it’s not a legally recognized union, so crying I CAN HAZ CIBIL RITES BEFOR GAY HUMANZ is overstating the case a bit.

    4. Well, American gay couples are quite free to hire an actress to officiate their “marriage” ceremony *and* to *tell* others that they’re married, as far as I know.

      But they would not be married in the eyes of the law, just like this gentleman and his cat.

      1. I live in Massachusetts wherein, along with a few other enlightened states, gay couples are free to marry with all associated legal street cred.

        And we can have sex with cats. I’m pretty sure Mit Romney put that into law before he left.

  2. I kind of like the weird marriage stories – it’s a pleasant reminder of the fact that marriage is whatever we make it. Not a hard and fast concrete thing, but a social / legal arrangement, that can be and mean whatever people choose to make it.

    Of course, in this case, he’s didn’t _legally_ get married. But, as far as he’s concerned, he’s married, and he’s happy, and he doesn’t seem to be screwing his cat, so it’s all good in my books.

  3. I think it’s important to remember these weren’t real marriages. Its not like the cat, the ds game, or the pillow get health insurance benefits and really present risk to the sanctity of marriage. poor comparisons dudes.
    Comparing gay marriage to a dude who marries his cat does injustice to the lgbt community’s cause.

  4. Erm…he isn’t really married with the cat. The priest was an actress :-/ In germany you can’t marry animals or things, but it’s allowed to marry a partner of the same sex.

  5. And let’s not forget that Captain Kirk was married to his ship. It makes me wonder what special apparatus was wired into the captain’s chair…

  6. More power to the postman, his twin brother who pushed the right buttons for the music and the actress who performed the marriage ceremony. Bringing happiness to a dying cat whom the who has been declared soon to end her days by the local vet. Cecilia is a beautiful cat. The groom was dressed like prince charming. There was very appropriate wedding music. The cat miaowed in all the right places. A marriage made in heaven.

  7. “Meowage. Meowage is wot bwings us togeder tooday. Meowage, that bwessed awangment, that dweam wifin a dweam…”

  8. Nice video – this is from Das Bild, a tabloid that can be a bit ‘creative’ in reporting light stories like this, so I don’t know if Uwe’s all that serious…..

  9. Marriage is a weird thing…

    “Mangal Dosha or Kuja= mind and body Dosha is an astrological combination that occurs if Mars is in the 2nd, 4th, 7th, 8th, or 12th house of the Vedic astrology Ascendant chart (In north India, 1st house is also considered in effect of this Dosha). A person born in the presence of this condition is termed a manglik.

    There is also a belief that the negative consequences for a single-manglik marriage can be resolved if the manglik first performs a ceremony called a kumbh vivah, in which the manglik “marries” a banana tree, a peepal tree, or a silver or golden idol (Murti) of the Hindu God Vishnu.”

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