How Cats Defeated Hitler (Nov 10 2010) ------------------------------------------------- In an underground cafe in Berlin, sitting at a table with a bottle of something dark and crisp, an old man hobbles up to me and hands me a fluffy grey cat. "Cats defeated Hitler," he said, smiling. And he walked back into the shadows. I looked at the cat. The cat looked at me. And purred. I wanted to get up and follow the old man and ask him what he meant, but the cat was so soft and furry, and the purring was so nice. So, I just sat, drank my beer, and surrendered to the grey cat. ------------------------------------------------- © 2005-2021 Laurence Simon