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Italian Cat Brings Gifts to His Late Master's Tomb


Animals  (tags: humans, death, sadness, pets )

EcoWorrie
- 570 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
A stray cat rests amongst the ancient Area Sacra ruins in Rome on October 30, 2012. The story of a cat who visits his master's tomb and brings him little presents on an almost daily basis a year after the man's death has moved the inhabitants of a village



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EcoWorrier M I A MoonWalk Again (969)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 7:35 pm




AFP/AFP/File - A stray cat rests amongst the ancient Area Sacra ruins in Rome on October 30, 2012. The story of a cat who visits his master's tomb and brings him little presents on an almost daily basis a year ůmore

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The story of a cat who visits his master's tomb and brings him little presents on an almost daily basis a year after the man's death has moved the inhabitants of a village in central Italy.

"He brings little twigs, leaves, toothpicks, plastic cups. A bit of everything really," Renzo Iozzelli's widow Ada told AFP on Friday from Montagnana, a mountain village near Florence.

"Sometimes he comes with me and sometimes he goes on his own. The whole town knows about him now!"

Toldo the cat -- a grey-and-white three-year-old tomcat -- followed Iozzelli's funeral procession last year and has continued going to the cemetery ever since, a habit usually ascribed to dogs.

"He loved my husband. It was something else! Now it's just me, my daughter and my son-in-law and he's very affectionate with us too," she said.

Ada said the journey to and from the cemetery each day had tired Toldo out in the cold winter weather.

"He's not going out so much these days. He's caught a bit of bronchitis so he's sleeping next to me."
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rene davis (74)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 11:48 pm
what a beautiful cat,
 

Dianne Lynn Eakin (732)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 5:42 am
NOTED AND SHARED IN THE GROUPS----TY
 

Kay M. (351)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 9:56 am
cool.
 

aj E. (163)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 10:51 am
sweet.
 

Dany Strakova (119)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 2:16 pm
:)
 

Lydia S. (172)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 8:23 pm
What a devoted cat !
Wishing him well .
 

Vicky P. (462)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 9:17 pm
beautiful
 

. (3)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 9:18 pm
Such devotion, I hope he stays home more and gets well.
 

Veronica C. (42)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 9:45 pm
That is so sweet. I hope I have such a loyal friend someday.
 

Christeen Anderson (452)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 10:25 pm
How sweet and sad. Thank you for sharing this.
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 11:34 pm
Such a beautiful soul :-)
 

Elaine Al Meqdad (222)
Monday January 7, 2013, 2:09 am
Noted! What a most beautiful story......speechless... my love for animals!
 

Danuta Watola (1180)
Monday January 7, 2013, 3:04 am
Noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday January 7, 2013, 3:08 am
The loyalty of animals makes it the darling of humans ,Beautiful ,Thanks.
 

Tanya W. (45)
Monday January 7, 2013, 4:23 am
So beautiful and touching. I am sure he senses his master's spirit is close. Lets hope he has enllightenment with every visit and offering of love. Bless you Toldo.
 

Debbie Williamson (261)
Monday January 7, 2013, 6:43 am
thank you
 

Lenicka R. (64)
Monday January 7, 2013, 3:59 pm
Thank you for this story
Noted
 

Amy E. (66)
Thursday January 10, 2013, 8:48 am
So touching!
 

SANDRA R. (147)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 6:45 am
Beautiful and touching. Thank you EcoWorrie.
 
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