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Jan 10, 2009

Purrs with a Chance of Nomming

You gotta love how matter-of-factly German Weatherman Joerg Kachelmann tells the his audience to stay warm on the coldest night of the year AND cradle a kitteh who wandered into the TV studio at the same time.

According to The UK Telegraph, the kitteh nommed on Kachelmann's beard a bit, then helpfully pointed his paw at the weather map where the temperatures were sliding the most.

"I don't know how he got into the studio," Kachelmann said. "I noticed him when he rubbed against my leg and thought people might wonder what was happening. I figured it would be easier to control the cat by picking him up. Cats get annoyed if they feel ignored. So I made sure he didn't feel ignored."

Only on a Caturday, Stuart C. [eye roll]

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Real men are kind to kittehs.

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 05:00 PM

LOL~ what a sweet weather man! i wonder what the rest of the crew were thinking. xD

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 05:02 PM

I agree, luvspupstoo. This guy clearly has his act together.

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 05:03 PM

THIS is why Europeans are so kewl!

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 05:06 PM

Pretty sweetie kitty! I hope he took it home with him!

Wonder how the kitteh got in there?

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 05:07 PM

Kitteh was just making sure Mr. Weatherman gave a good forecast for Caturday!

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 05:09 PM

My estimation of the German people just shot up through the roof! Wunderbar!!!

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 05:15 PM

I saw this on an AOL link, which was shorter, of course (darn them!), and didn't show the cat tail going past the bottom of the screen like a periscope on a submarine. That was so cute!! I'm proud of the weatherman for not only picking up the cat, but petting it, and understanding that "cats don't like to be ignored." Nice, smart, weatherman!

Boomer's Babysitter
 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 05:16 PM

I saw this on BBC News and knew it would end up on C.O.

Clearly by his quote "Cats get annoyed if they feel ignored", he knows hits kittehs!

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 05:21 PM

Now THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is what PROFESSIONAL looks like.
Same goes for the weather dude, too.

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 05:26 PM

I think I'm in love!

Adam de la Halle
 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 05:29 PM

Note how he mentions "das studiokat"

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 05:45 PM

In my experience, grey cats with white boots are almost always sweet and fun.

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 05:49 PM

OMG I just love this and the kitty is all kool and komfy and kapable.

The Weatherman not only knows how to hold kitty for their optimum comfort but is an expert kitty scratcher.

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 05:50 PM

that cat must have been in serious need of some affection & love, he looked so content after he was picked up... and oddly thrilled.

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 05:50 PM

Somebody mentioned this in their comment on another post!!

That kitteh was DEFINITELY luurkensproingeren around the weatherman!!!!

Gail (the first one)
 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 05:52 PM

Kinda looks like Maru to me. Cute kitty, sweet man.

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 05:54 PM

I luff him! The video would be better without the English bit.

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 05:57 PM

Reuters reported that Lupin belonged to a staff at the station who went on vacation. (Hey, I made a rhyme!)

That explains the need for love. However, the weatherman will not be able to adopt him seeing as Lupin already has a person.

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 06:07 PM

I agree Annie!

Methinks he's had some kitty skritchin experience in his day!!!

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 06:13 PM

I think some ladies in Germany are swooning! Seriously cute kitteh, I particularly love the dangling paw. He's all: "Dewd, screw the weather I need some attayn-shons!" *proceeds to nom beard*

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 06:27 PM

Love the kitty, love the weatherman!

And no doubt he's cradled more than one kitty in his life.

May I suggest we all raise a glass (or two) of lager to curious kittehs and warm-hearted weathermen everywhere...

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 06:35 PM

I think all television news should be presented whilst holding a kitteh. It would improve the quality immensely.

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 06:36 PM

Better version:

Keep watching the bottom, you can see Lupin's adorabel flippy tail come marching in. ;)

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 06:37 PM

maybe it was raining cats and dogs outside?

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 06:40 PM

I think they should make the cat a regular. I don't think I'd mind snow if it was pointed out to me by a really cute kitty.

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 06:41 PM

love it!

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 06:46 PM

This is why I didn't bother to watch this video the first day I saw it. I had faith Meg & the gang wouldn't let me down !
LUUUUUV the beard nomming !!!
The kitty's just making sure the weather man doesn't feel ignored either !

Mud Bug
 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 06:46 PM

I read about that this morning and then here's the video. That's so cool. Best weatherman ever! And such a pretty kitty.

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 06:54 PM

My sister's cat would have taken his arm off for daring to pick him up. My cat would have taken his leg off for ignoring her. You just can't win with cats.

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 07:00 PM

ok where do i start??!!

1.seeing the tail at the bottom of the screen - too cute and funny!
2. beautiful kitty!
3. kitty helps give forecast by pointing at the map
4. how cool is that meteorologist!? wow! no wonder kitty nomed heem!
6. WHEN will TWC start broadcasting with kitties??!! yeaaaah!!!

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 07:03 PM

Oh, and in Oregon we had Bob The Weather Cat, who would dress in season and weather appropriate clothing. When he died of old age the Oregonian ran an obit for him.

Hopefully they'll keep this guy around for future weather broadcasts.


 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 07:06 PM

Please forecast Schnee so we can all stay inside and snorgle. :)

Michelle S.
 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 07:13 PM

What a pro! Totally unfazed by the kitteh! I love it :)

Annie J
 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 07:14 PM

I like the way that once he picks the cat up, he readjusts it so it isn't covering his microphone meaning the entire presentation would be meteorological pictures with PUUUURRRRRRRRRR over the top. ;-)

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 07:15 PM

Now this is cute.

If you look closely at the kitty's paws while he is getting scritches, he is totally making biscuits! He loves it.

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 07:17 PM

"Look mom, I'm on tv!"

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 07:29 PM

When the scritching kicked in, I smiled at my computer screen.

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 07:30 PM

That is so great. And I call Matchinks! The kitty stripes and the map lines.

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 07:35 PM

"Unser Studiokatze." I especially like the tail moving across the bottom of the shot before Joerg picks up the cat.

Von Zeppelin
 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 07:47 PM

"And a cold front will be moving in from the southwest on Thursday.." *paws make left to right motion*

The weatherman really didn't miss a beat! I hope they decide to make the cat a regular.

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 07:49 PM

Now for the weekend 4-cat...

totalee puppy
 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 07:51 PM

Awwwwwwww! What a pro, and a sweet guy. :-)

So, anyone want to take bets on how long before the twin tree kangaroos news gets posted?

bees on pie
 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 07:58 PM

I wish cats randomly walked into my job.

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 08:11 PM

My favourite is the little Jaws-style kitteh tail wandering across the bottom of the screen for a bit. Da-dit, da-dit, da-dit-da-dit-da-dit PURRRRR!!!!!!

And @Gravyboat: Agreed.

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 08:39 PM

@Lizzy, I was thinking the same thing!

"Land Shark"

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 08:55 PM

I studied in Germany and there was a stray cat always outside (and sometimes inside) the flat. It looked exactly the same as this kitty! The little guy must get around...

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 09:24 PM

Now that is one cool dude. (Hahaha @ "4cat")

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 09:24 PM

Best part was the "tail" "fin"!!

weather man is a total pro in more ways than one!

Did no one else think that the weather lines at around 50 seconds looks like a kitteh?!!?!?

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 09:32 PM

And kitteh was trying to be introduced to weather man. The mistaken beard nomming was kitteh trying to smell his breath.

 |  Jan 10, 2009 at 09:33 PM

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