Italian Cat Brings Gifts To His Late Master's Tomb

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ROME, (AFP) - 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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Shaunna Mckee

Awww sounds like me and my kitty!!! It amazes people the love that me and my kitty have for each other!!! I love him so much!!! He's definitely a momma's boy!!!

January 12 2013 at 1:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Krista Skarin

They really must have been attached at the hit so to speak!! Isn't amazing how animals get attached to their people!! I know mine is attached to me!!

January 09 2013 at 6:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nancy Garrett

sounds like a good kitty kitty

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Nancy Garrett

awww sweet

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Lorea Darnell

Amazing! Such a wonderful story showing how devoted our cats can truly be. I don't know what I'd do without my " babies" and I know they get very upset if I'm away from them even a few days. I

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