Italian Cat Brings Gifts To His Late Master's Tombthe daily dish
Corriere Fiorentino1 of 2
Corriere Fiorentino2 of 2
"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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