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The sleeping cat is Kelly, named after Kelly Bundy. On the picture, she enjoys the warmth of the heater on the windowsill in my parents' house. I found her on the doorstep of my grantparents' house, when she was still so tiny that she could sit on my palm. She wasn't that clever, but she had her bright moments. She had excellent paw/eye coordination and she was able to strike very fast, much to the surprise of countless prey and some of our guests who thought they knew how fast a common cat could move. Those who choose to ignore our warnings usually paid in blood for their mistake. But she could sit in front of a door ajar for ages, waiting for someone to open the door instead of just pushing her head through or using her paw to fully open the door. That was how she got her name. We called her "Dumpfbacke", like Kelly Bundy was often called in the German dubbed version of "Married with children". On the other hand, she wasn't that dumb to cross the main street in front of the house without carefully watching the cars. Traffic on the street was and still is a real cat killer, cats living in around that street rarely get older than two years. Kelly managed to out-live most cats in the neighborhood and died of old age.