CAT GOT YOUR THOUGHT?
(Letting the Cat - and the Money - Out of the Bag)
"Marvin found that the cat recommended certain stocks..."
Dateline: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - 2000
48-year-old Marvin Brubaker (a steel mill worker in Pittsburgh,
P.A.) seemed to have it all. He was Valedictorian of his (23
student) class, Home Coming king, and Amnesty International
V.P. of his community college. In 1978, the local chapter
of the Elks Club named him " Most Eligible Bachelor". By 1981
he was on his way to a promotion at his local steel mill to
"Head of Molten operations". But things took a turn for the
worse: the steel mill was sold, demolished within months,
and turned into a low rent housing community.
After the closing of the mill, Marvin lost his nerve and
suffered from a nervous breakdown. Even simple soldering jobs
became a difficult task. No longer attractive to single women,
Marvin became reclusive in nature. His remaining friends found
his newfound nature pathetic and resorted to finding him a
release for his repressive nature through the love of an adopted
kitten named "Dizzy" (named after the famous musician due
to the physical endowments of it's large jowls).
The lovable cat and Marvin became inseparable within weeks.
Marvin's whole demeanor had changed. He had once again found
In the summer of '86, Marvin had found love again with (at
the time) 26-year-old schoolteacher Alicia Witherton. The
two were married within a year after meeting and after a small
wedding ceremony, left for their honeymoon suite in sunny
Mobile, Alabama. Marvin was hesitant about leaving his beloved
cat Dizzy behind, but after entrusting a fellow schoolteacher
of Alicia's to feeding Dizzy, the Newlyweds were on their
Little did they know, the lovers' trip would be cut short
by tragedy. On the first day of their trip, Marvin and Alicia
received a call that Dizzy had gotten lose from their home
and was hit by a car.
After rushing back to the feline's side, Marvin was surprised
to find that his cat had been officially declared dead only
hours before his arrival at the emergency vet clinic. But
somehow, while being dropped by an intern on the way to the
deep freeze cooler, Dizzy was brought back to life.
After Dizzy's recovery and return home, Marvin started noticing
strange new bonds with his pet through dreams and especially
when reading the stock pages section of his local paper. It
seemed as if Dizzy was trying to communicate with him through
Questioning his sanity, Marvin went to his psychiatrist for
advice. Marvin found that this bond was common in humans and
their pets. He delved deeper into the matter and found that
through telepathic communication, the cat recommended certain
stocks with such authority. Dizzy eventually communicated
to Marvin that Alicia was not his type. On a whim, Marvin
separated from Alicia and put all his left over monies in
the stock choices Dizzy had recommended.
Within a year-and-a-half, Marvin was a two-time bachelor
and a first time millionaire!
Though reading the article on these two in News of the Weird,
I began my search for Marvin and his remarkable feline friend
and found out all about this story. To find out more about
the link between you and your pet, check out "Cat Got Your
Thought?" More than a documentary, it's a possible guideline
for you and your pet to make money through the teachings of
Marvin and Dizzy.
Note: E-mail me from this site if you wish to be provided
with a copy of "Cat Got Your Thought".