A North Korean man, Jeong Pyong-bong, claims his dog recently gave birth to a kitten. The new mom's litter included white and tan puppies as well as a white kitten with brown tabby patches. The dog's owner said he thought it was a puppy that just resembled a kitten, but that was until he heard it meow. The meow confirmed the newborn was in fact a kitten.
But how could this be true you ask? Pyong-bong explained that his promiscuous pup had stayed out late a night or two without coming home. He believes a male alley cat is to blame for keeping his doggy daughter out all night & for the mystery kitten. He told hews sources, "This is a miracle!"
The Korean dog owner's miracle is more like a myth according to the scientific world. A professor from Chonnam National University's College of Veterinary Science explained that a dog giving birth to a cat is genetically impossible. Son Chang-ho said, "The number and trait of chromosomes in canines and felines are completely different."
Some skeptics are saying this was a hoax in an effort to get some publicity. A similar story came out in China a few years ago about another dog giving birth to a cat. Another case came out of Brazil about a cat who gave birth to two dogs.
Despite the story being genetically impossible, neighbors are visiting from all around to meet the dog who gave birth to a kitten. Maybe the next visitor will be a mama cat looking to take its spawn back. Or perhaps the new mommy dog is doing a good deed by adopting a kitten who has lost its mother. Whatever the case, the 63 year old dog lover is sticking to his story that his dog gave birth to that kitten.