Man Marries Dying Cat

German wanted to tie the knot before animal's death
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2010 2:45 PM CDT
A Siberian cat, seen, at a pet trade fair in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010.   (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

(Newser) – Most spouses consider their pets better listeners than their partners, but a German man is taking animal companionship to a whole new level: Uwe Mitzscherlich, 39, has unofficially married his dying cat, Cecilia, reports the BBC. Animal marriage is illegal in Germany, so Mitzscherlich paid an actress $395 to perform the ceremony. Cecilia is asthmatic and over 10 years old. Mitzscherlich said he just wanted to show her how he feels before she dies.

"Cecilia is such a trusting creature," he says. "We cuddle all the time and she has always slept in my bed."
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