Bill Babbazinski is known in Minnesota as the Catman Doo "Cat-magnet". He consumes a half pound of raw catnip from his garden daily because he believes that it will give him a 200 year life span. Doctors refute this hypothesis, but here he is pictured at 95 years old.
The catnip creates a smell that secretes from his pores, and the sweat glands seem to amplify the effect ... this has led hundreds of stray cats to his cabin on Lake Morning Glory.
Animal control officers have visited the cabin, and are baffled by the phenomenon. I called Raymond Finnelstienner at the APA and he said, "We are really powerless to take any action in this unusual case, because Babbazinski does not actually OWN any cats. They come and go by the hundreds. This has been the strangest situation that our agency has ever encountered, without a doubt."
Bill claims to be happy with all of the visitors, and has an affection for the feline variety, although it has made finding a new wife very difficult.
"I met a woman that was interested in me once, and we really hit it off .... until cats started congregating in the park around our picnic site. I guess it was a bit shocking."
Friday, December 04, 2009
Posted by Speedcat Hollydale