I adore my feline rulers. I think if this happened to me there would be a lot of violence involved.

PORTLAND, Ore. - A 16-month cat fight in an Oregon court has come to an end. A pair of Portland neighbors resorted to attorneys to sort out their dispute over a 4-year-old Siamese cat named Merlin. Donella and Charles Whitacre had claimed their neighbors, RoseMarie Opp and Lawrence Hudetz, "kidnapped" Merlin.

But Opp and Hudetz said they kept the cat because they believed he had been neglected.

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