VATICAN CITY (Roto Reuters) – Chico who is Pope Benedict’s 9-year old cat has filed an injunction against the release of the book by Italian author Jeanne Perego. "Chico and Joseph — A Cat Recounts the Life of Pope Benedict XVI" a illustrated 44-page book is purported to cover the life of the Pope through Chico’s eyes.
Chico’s attorney in filing the injunction stated "At no time has Jeanne Perego contacted with my client in any way and there have been no interviews whatsoever.”
"My client Chico feels that this book is highly dishonest and that any views expressed in the book are not necessarily his own. Chico meowed to me that ‘Hey I wasn’t even alive in 1927 so how in the heck could I have related my owner’s life from when he was born? That "nine-lives" stuff is purely superstition and my owner has lectured me and others about holding superstitions beliefs.'”
"My client want this unauthorized biography removed and failing that to get royalties or some percentage donated for homeless cats not fortunate to have such a brilliant and kind owner."