Skip to comments.Italian cat brings gifts to his late master's tomb
Posted on 01/07/2013 1:31:22 PM PST by TrueKnightGalahad
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at uk.news.yahoo.com ...
My cat often brings me little “gifts,” many of which are still alive!
Kitty Presents Ping.
beautiful cat. I wonder what kind it is.
That’s a stock pic, not the cat in question.
Still a pretty kitty, though.
I like the thoughts behind those “gifts” — the gifts themselves, not so much...especially if I get an Express Delivery while I’m still in bed trying to sleep!
You’re right...that’ll teach me to read the cutline first! I thought it was a photo of the actual kitty.
Apparently you weren't the only one to get the picture wrong. The site used a "file" photo of a cat which didn't match Toldo's description -- a grey-and-white three-year-old tomcat.
No worries. =^..^=
Italians are so sentimental.
Well, except me.
My first thought was, jeez, twigs, toothpicks, leaves.....
couldn’t he have brought something the guy could USE?????
Then my 2nd thought was——”Awwwwwwww...”
That’s not the same cat. In fact, the story is very vague and doesn’t add anything in the way of photos of the true cat.......
“.. couldn’t he have brought something the guy could use?’
Um... the guy’s dead. What could he use? lol!
I KNOW he was dead.
It was just my own Italian sick humor, based on
crushingly obvious irony.
My cat would actually bring home his own “pets,” and release them in the house. Little mice would get good meals from whatever morsels happened to drop on the floor by the frig (behind which he lived) and he’d get caught again occasionally only to be let go again unharmed.
What a beautiful Cali!
The only reason animals can’t/won’t talk to us is because they know too much. Dogs can smile and lick your face, cats can purr and sleep with you at night, and other animals will follow you absolutely everywhere. And why? Because they know things we don’t know, and can see things we can’t see.
But they KNOW!!! And are smug about it. Look around you and tell me I’m wrong. ;o]
We have five barn cats. Often, they will leave us a little “giftie” next to their food dish...I assume they wish to give us evidence that they are earning their keep.
They are all feral rescues. I think they sense that we have given them a home and a second chance. You’ll not find a finer worker on the farm.
I need tissues. I have a liquid coming out of my eyes.
What a wonderful cat.
Thank you for the article. And the kitteh ping.
(Going to give my kitty a very big hug and some tuna treat for being a cat)
I remember when my kids were small that we brought into our garage an old piano that had been stored in a barn. One day my five year old daughter awakened to a dead mouse lain next to her head on the pillow. Our cat was an excellent mouser and obviously loved my daughter.
bump: the cat to the top
Back in the 1980s, I had a cat who was quite the hunter, although she was a rather small cat. One day, I came home to feathers all over the living room. Then, I saw movement out of the corner of my eye, and came face to face with a terrified pigeon.
I swear that pigeon was bigger than she was. Anyway, I examined it and, finding no obvious injuries, took it outside to release it. The poor bird just flew off without any signs of difficulty.
Concur! We have a girl cat who, when the house quiets down, will minister to us in terms of figuring out where we hurt and then licking that area. Her misfortune was that she imprinted a really crazy pointer-setter dog at an early age, so her behavior is rather bizarre to other cats. Her intent is good and she has a home with us as long as we last. (This is the year we get to figure out who will take care of our fuzzballs.)
All animals KNOW when something is wrong. They may not be able to tell us in ways we understand, but that can be because we give them less credit than they deserve.
They are trying to help us in the ways they know how. Like humans, however, animals are not all of the same intelligence and not always of the same education. But rest assured: They try to help us. It is up to us to try to understand what they are saying.
“.. based on crushingly obvious irony”.
See what happens when Moms try to switch to decaf? Nothing good.. I can tell you! LOL!
Why is this cat being stalked?
Had a stump-tailed Siamese who used to catch/kill shrews and line them up in a row in front of the fridge.
Sweet one-in-a-million moggie. *Sniff*
“Well, excepT me.”
LOL, Irish & German here, so sentimentality R US.
But, what I really want to say is - your tagline rules!
Every Italiano I know are the meanest, dark sense of humored, non-apologetic sons of b@tches I’ve ever met. Sentimental? Nope! I love them for it ;D!
I am perfectly capable of resisting stories designed to make you go
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