Don't listen any more, did Howard really say this? : Robin's News. 09/26/16. 10:35am He said he likes to spend time with his cat Leon too. He said he's 22 pounds and he has a tumor. Howard said he'll be a mess if it's cancerous. Howard said he spends every minute with him. He said it kills him because so many black cats are in shelters. Howard said people have superstitions about them. Howard said no one would adopt this cat. He said they wrote on his papers that he was an awesome cat and the people who gave him up didn't try to get him adopted. Howard said he was in New Orleans and he kept paddling somehow until the rescue workers showed up. Howard said he was the only one to live. Howard said North Shore had him for a long time and one day Beth came home with him. The original story (which was also a blatant lie) was that he was the only survivor of a TORNADO.