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Sunday, August 29, 2004

Dogs And Cats Lie Down Together

Sydney Morning Herald [subscription required];

People have flocked to a small village on the outskirts of Cambodia's capital after a man claimed that his ten-year-old pet dog has defied nature and the ancient tradition of her species reviling cats and given birth to a kitten.

Owner Te Huot told Deutsche Presse-Agentur that his dog, called Knou, gave birth to a grey tabby kitten after he was visited by a forest monk who claimed that the dog had mated with a tiger. He said it was only the second time in the dog's life that she had given birth, and that the first time, five years earlier, she had produced normal canine puppies.

However, he claimed that last Tuesday, Knou went into labour at his Chhbar Ampou village home and produced a single kitten.

The phenomenon has brought crowds thronging to Te Huot's home to burn incense and give donations towards the dog and its tiny kitten, which Te Huot says is a sign from the gods.

The region is also known for its invisible flying dogs.

Posted by Kate McMillan on August 29, 2004 in Current Affairs | Permalink


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