Crazy! Cat Gave Birth to Puppies?

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Cassia Aparecida de Souza, 18, said her cat Mimi had given birth to the three puppies as well as three kittens, which did not survive. And she, her husband Rogerio Jorge da Silva, 26, and several others in the town believe a neighborhood mutt named Dog is the father of Mimi’s pups.

Geneticist Adil Pacheco took blood samples on Friday from three puppies in a poor neighborhood in Passo Fundo in southern Brazil to settle a dispute over a claim they were born from a cat.

“It’s rather simple really. If the puppies prove to have 78 chromosomes, they are dogs. If they have 38, they are cats,” said Pacheco, director of the Institute of Biological Sciences of the University of Passo Fundo. “But I seriously doubt they are feline. Every characteristic about them is canine.”


Update: This cat-puppy mystery has been solved.

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And also killer whale had once mated with a dolphin, as well as tiger with a lion etc..... I wonder when there will be times when while watching giving birth process, you will wonder: "Who will now come out of that hippo..a giraffe..or what about that seaeagle..maybe a seagull...Who knows??"
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i like factually neat things, not things that would be neat if only they were true. this brazilian chick belongs in "weekly world news." it's a commentary on modern american journalism that the question "did you see the cat give birth to the dog or are you just lying to suit a bizarre agenda?" is never even approached.
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Just one more thing: 'Passo Fundo', the Brazilian city where it took place to history, is not a poor city how it mentions the piece of news. It is a country city with many farms and his inhabitants are descending of Germans and Italians. It's a lovely place, like almost places in the Brazil.
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