Well, life has imitated art . . . or in this case, life has imitated animation.
In 2005 the Nickelodeon TV Network aired a cartoon called “Catscratch”. The cartoon featured three cats who inherited the entire fortune of a super-wealthy old woman.
The idea of cats inheriting a fortune seemed absurd when the cartoon aired. Now, the idea is not so absurd, because it has happened in real life. ABC News reports the following:
A 4-year-old stray cat that was rescued from the streets of Rome has inherited a $13 million fortune from its owner, the wealthy widow of an Italian property tycoon.
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Speaking through its attorney, the cat says, “Pay no attention to the size of my rock. I’m still that little kitty from the block.” However, the cat’s new servants tell a different story:
If you think that the cat is vulnerable to robbery or kidnapping, then look at who the cat hired to be its bodyguard:
As much as I like cats, I won’t go anywhere near Mr. Moneypaws, because he would order his bodyguard to attack me. Cats don’t like us Melmacians, although I wonder why.
Well, writing this stuff has made me hungry. I think I’ll have a snack.
Pardon me, but do you have any Grey Poupon?
[Personal Note: Some of you humans keep mistaking me for my cousin who crashed on Earth ahead of me. I am not him. I am better looking, and I didn’t crash into someone’s garage. Instead, I crashed into St. Andrew’s Golf Course. Sure, the resulting divot looked bad at first. However, after I filled it with sand, it blended in. I just wish that I could blend in. I still run whenever I see someone wearing a kilt.]
[PS: The painting of the cat with cherubs was painted by Japanese artist Tokuhiro Kawai.]