You are right. My own diligent, unbiased research shows that Abu Huraira "The Father of Cats" never existed.
THE WORST CRIME ASSIGNED TO HIM: He said, "The Messenger (S) gave me two containers (of knowledge). I have opened one, but if I open the other one, my life line (Vena cava) will be cut off."
Sufia and Mullahs have exploited this 'other' container to their advantage and for weird claims.
Was not the exalted Messenger commanded to convey to people all that was revealed to him?