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Italian cat brings gifts to his late master's tomb
Yahoo UK ^ | 4 January 2013 | AFP

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 ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kitties; kittyping
Things that make you go "Awwwww...."

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1 posted on 01/07/2013 1:31:27 PM PST by TrueKnightGalahad
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To: TrueKnightGalahad

My cat often brings me little “gifts,” many of which are still alive!


2 posted on 01/07/2013 1:32:59 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: TrueKnightGalahad
Ooops...posted wrong link to photo. Here's the pic:

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3 posted on 01/07/2013 1:34:52 PM PST by TrueKnightGalahad
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To: Slings and Arrows; Clint N. Suhks

Kitty Presents Ping.


4 posted on 01/07/2013 1:38:19 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: TrueKnightGalahad

beautiful cat. I wonder what kind it is.


5 posted on 01/07/2013 1:39:38 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: TrueKnightGalahad

That’s a stock pic, not the cat in question.

Still a pretty kitty, though.


6 posted on 01/07/2013 1:40:57 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: fwdude

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!


7 posted on 01/07/2013 1:41:54 PM PST by TrueKnightGalahad
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To: carriage_hill; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...
Do not adjust your monitor; it has not gone blurry.


8 posted on 01/07/2013 1:44:19 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: carriage_hill; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...
Do not adjust your monitor; it has not gone blurry.


9 posted on 01/07/2013 1:45:15 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

You’re right...that’ll teach me to read the cutline first! I thought it was a photo of the actual kitty.


10 posted on 01/07/2013 1:47:54 PM PST by TrueKnightGalahad
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To: TrueKnightGalahad

11 posted on 01/07/2013 1:49:16 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: TrueKnightGalahad
Ooops...posted wrong link to photo. Here's the pic:

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.

12 posted on 01/07/2013 1:53:03 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: TrueKnightGalahad

No worries. =^..^=


13 posted on 01/07/2013 1:53:47 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TrueKnightGalahad

Italians are so sentimental.

Well, except me.


14 posted on 01/07/2013 2:04:32 PM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: TrueKnightGalahad

My first thought was, jeez, twigs, toothpicks, leaves.....
couldn’t he have brought something the guy could USE?????
Then my 2nd thought was——”Awwwwwwww...”


15 posted on 01/07/2013 2:26:01 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: TrueKnightGalahad

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.......


16 posted on 01/07/2013 2:35:36 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: supremedoctrine

“.. couldn’t he have brought something the guy could use?’

Um... the guy’s dead. What could he use? lol!


17 posted on 01/07/2013 2:47:33 PM PST by momtothree
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To: momtothree

I KNOW he was dead.
It was just my own Italian sick humor, based on
crushingly obvious irony.


18 posted on 01/07/2013 2:52:13 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: TrueKnightGalahad

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.


19 posted on 01/07/2013 3:23:06 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: JoeProBono; TrueKnightGalahad; Slings and Arrows; redhead; Tax-chick; SandyInSeattle; ...

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]


20 posted on 01/07/2013 3:23:27 PM PST by Monkey Face (Trust me: I'm a mother. (Stolen from a T-shirt my sister was wearing.))
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To: TrueKnightGalahad

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.


21 posted on 01/07/2013 3:30:57 PM PST by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: TrueKnightGalahad

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)


22 posted on 01/07/2013 3:52:56 PM PST by Gefn ("I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder")
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To: Monkey Face

23 posted on 01/07/2013 3:54:24 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

OOOOHHHHHyah!

Good one!


24 posted on 01/07/2013 3:56:16 PM PST by Monkey Face (Trust me: I'm a mother. (Stolen from a T-shirt my sister was wearing.))
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To: TrueKnightGalahad

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.


25 posted on 01/07/2013 4:02:11 PM PST by marsh2
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To: JoeProBono

bump: the cat to the top


26 posted on 01/07/2013 4:04:47 PM PST by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: fwdude

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.


27 posted on 01/07/2013 4:22:43 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Monkey Face

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.)


28 posted on 01/07/2013 5:01:55 PM PST by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: Silentgypsy

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.


29 posted on 01/07/2013 5:14:11 PM PST by Monkey Face (Trust me: I'm a mother. (Stolen from a T-shirt my sister was wearing.))
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To: supremedoctrine

“.. based on crushingly obvious irony”.

See what happens when Moms try to switch to decaf? Nothing good.. I can tell you! LOL!


30 posted on 01/07/2013 5:22:39 PM PST by momtothree
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To: TrueKnightGalahad

Why is this cat being stalked?


31 posted on 01/07/2013 5:24:43 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: fwdude
"My cat often brings me little “gifts,” many of which are still alive!"

Had a stump-tailed Siamese who used to catch/kill shrews and line them up in a row in front of the fridge.

32 posted on 01/07/2013 5:26:06 PM PST by redhead (Height of futility: Paying taxes to a government without a budget)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sweet one-in-a-million moggie. *Sniff*


33 posted on 01/07/2013 6:01:31 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Bon mots

“Well, excepT me.”

LOL, Irish & German here, so sentimentality R US.

But, what I really want to say is - your tagline rules!


34 posted on 01/07/2013 9:27:45 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Bon mots

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!


35 posted on 01/08/2013 3:20:43 AM PST by poobear (Socialism in the minds of the elites is a con-game for the serfs, nothing more.)
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To: TrueKnightGalahad

I am perfectly capable of resisting stories designed to make you go

Awwww.....


36 posted on 01/09/2013 9:38:49 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel
Of course you are.... ;-p
37 posted on 01/09/2013 10:26:23 PM PST by TrueKnightGalahad
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