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Magical dead kitty found in foot long sausage, enshrined, worshipped, helps neighbors win big in lottery. Did kitty fall into sausage machine? Govt investigates. 

A woman who found the body of a young kitten inside a sausage (inset) made a shrine for it in her home and neighbours later came to worship it - after which they won the lottery. (Photo courtesy of Thai Rath).

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'Lucky' dead kitten in foot-long sausage

18 Mar 2013
Online Reporters

BURI RAM - A woman who found the body of a young kitten inside a sausage she was eating made a small shrine for it in her home and neighbours later came to worship it - after which some won money on the lottery.

Krod Yotchomrang, 52, told reporters that she bought some foot-long sausages from a local market in Satuk district of Buri Ram province, according to a report in Thai Rath.

She said her family really liked the sausages and they were all enjoying their meal.

"I was cutting the third sausage when I noticed what looked like a small cat," Mrs Krod said.

When she looked closer she saw its eyes and nose, and a chunk of cat hair.

"We almost threw up when we realised we were eating the body of a kitten for dinner," she told reporters. 

After thinking it through, she set up a small altar in her home, placed the kitten's body on it, burned incense and prayed before it.

Her neighbours, and even people she did not know, began visiting her home to see the shrine, she said.

"Several of them won money on the lottery playing the number 52", her age, she said. The two-digit winning number for the March 16 lottery draw was 52.

Local police said Public Health officials had begun an investigation to find out if the local sausage maker was mixing cat meat with pork, or if it was an isolated incident and the kitten fell into the sausage making machine and contaminated the food.

(Source: Bangkok Post, Local News, 'Lucky' dead kitten in foot-long sausage, 18 Mar 2013, Online Reporters, link

 
Magic Vocabulary

magic (noun) - the belief that you can makes usually impossible things happen (like winning the lottery) if you act in a special way (ritual) or say special words (spells) ซึ่งมีเวทมนตร์ (See Wikipedia & magic and religion)

magical (adjective) - ซึ่งมีเวทมนตร์ (See Wikipedia)
a magical kitty

kitten - a baby cat ลูกแมว
kitty - Same as "kitten"

worship - the activity of showing respect and love for a good บูชา
neighbours later came to worship the dead kitten found in the sausage

shrine - a special place in which you remember and praise someone who has died, especially someone famous; a place for worship which is holy because of a connection with a holy person or object หลุมศพ หรือ สถานที่บูชา
a small shrine for the kitten in her sausage

lottery - ลอตเตอรี่
playing a number in the lottery

A woman who found the body of a young kitten inside a sausage made a shrine for it in her home and neighbours later came to worship it - after which they won the lottery.

sausages - a prepared food made from ground meat, animal fat, salt, spices, and herbs packed in a tube-like casing, orignally used as a food preservation technique (See Wikipedia)
a foot long sausage

local - in the small area that you live in ท้องถิ่น
local market

she bought some foot-long sausages from a local market

neighbours - people who live nearby you เพื่อนบ้าน
her neighbours, and even people she did not know, began visiting her home to see the shrine.

a woman who found the body of a young kitten inside a sausage she was eating made a small shrine for it in her home and neighbours later came to worship it - after which some won money on the lottery.

lucky  -  โชคดี,  มีโชค
good luck charm -
some object that brings you good luck if you carry it with you (such as a rabbit's foot) (See Wikipedia)
lucky dead kitten in foot-long sausage

She said her family really liked the sausages and they were all enjoying their meal.

noticed - to see something  
"I was cutting the third sausage when I noticed what looked like a small cat," Mrs Krod said.

chunk
- a piece or part of something เนื้อหรือไม้ชิ้นหนาและสั้น
a chunk of cat hair
When she looked closer she saw its eyes and nose, and a chunk of cat hair.

realise - come to understand something เข้าใจ
realised we were eating the body of a kitten for dinner

throw up - when the food in your stomach comes out through the mouth; also called "vomit" or "puke" การอาเจียน, การอ้วก
threw up (past)
we almost threw up

We almost threw up when we realised we were eating the body of a kitten for dinner. 

altar - a type of table used in ceremonies in a Christian church or in other religious buildings ที่บูชา, แท่นบูชา
she set up a small altar in her home

incense - something that makes a nice smell when burned เครื่องหอม, ธูป, จุดธูปบูชา,  เผาเครื่องหอมเพื่อบูชา
burn incense
she burned incense and prayed before the dead kitty

thinking it through - meaning: solving a problem by thinking step by step what to do to solve the problem
After thinking it through, she set up a small altar in her home, placed the kitten's body on it, burned incense and prayed before it.

digit - any one of the ten numbers 0 to 9 ตัวเลข (0 ถึง 9)
two-digit winning lottery number

"Several of them won money on the lottery playing the number 52", her age, she said. The two-digit winning number for the March 16 lottery draw was 52.

investigation - try to find out what happened during an event, discover the truth การสอบสวน การตรวจสอบหาข้อเท็จจริง
pork - meat from pigs เนื้อหมู

isolated - set apart from; disconnected from แยกออกมา ตั้งอยู่เดี่ยวๆ
incident - an unpleasant event
an isolated incident

contaminated - made dirty, polluted or poisonous by the addition of a chemical, waste or infection
contaminated the food

Local police said Public Health officials had begun an investigation to find out if the local sausage maker was mixing cat meat with pork, or if it was an isolated incident and the kitten fell into the sausage making machine and contaminated the food.

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