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of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

January 9, 2016

January 9, 2009

Here's the Reuters story about der Wetterkatze, and his television debut on January 9, 2009.

BERLIN (Reuters) - A cat wandered onto the set of a live weather forecast by Germany's leading meteorologist Joerg Kachelmann and waved its tail in front of the camera as it rubbed up against his leg.

Kachelmann had just started his two-minute forecast after the news on Tuesday when the cat appeared. Without missing a beat, he scooped Lupin up and finished his forecast while the cat pointed a paw at the weather map.

"I don't know how he got into the studio," Kachelmann told Reuters, adding Lupin belonged to a staffer who was out of town.

"I noticed him when he rubbed against my leg and thought people might wonder what was happening. I figured it would be easier to control the cat by picking him up. Cats get annoyed if they feel ignored. So I made sure he didn't feel ignored."

That was 2009. So the next year this guy's ex-girl friend accuses him of rape. 2011 he is acquitted. Then on September 30, 2015 a German court awarded Joerg Kachelmann €635,000 in damages for the media bias in their coverage of the trial.

Back to January 9, 2009, here's the troupers.

Video for Joerg Kachelmann cat

And a better picture of Lupin


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