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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 02:21 PM

Cat visits owner's grave every day bringing gifts

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/04/loyal-italian-cat-todo-br_n_2406479.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular#slide=1520643
Owner died over a year ago.

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Reply Cat visits owner's grave every day bringing gifts (Original post)
pathansen Jan 2013 OP
meow2u3 Jan 2013 #1
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #2
calimary Jan 2013 #3
Lordquinton Jan 2013 #4
calimary Jan 2013 #7
Lordquinton Jan 2013 #11
calimary Jan 2013 #12
Lordquinton Jan 2013 #13
calimary Jan 2013 #16
Lordquinton Jan 2013 #17
silverweb Jan 2013 #5
OneTenthofOnePercent Jan 2013 #18
silverweb Jan 2013 #19
postulater Jan 2013 #6
senseandsensibility Jan 2013 #9
Rosa Luxemburg Jan 2013 #8
RedCappedBandit Jan 2013 #10
vaberella Jan 2013 #14
malaise Jan 2013 #15
Jennicut Jan 2013 #20

Response to pathansen (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 02:32 PM

1. Talk about a devoted kitty

Toldo is a real Papa's boy.

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Response to pathansen (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 02:45 PM

2. Our pets never quit loving us.

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Response to pathansen (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:07 PM

3. How anyone can be unkind to animals is beyond me.

Our animals feed our souls. They give us ongoing companionship, amusement, not many demands, and unconditional love. My only regret is that we can only handle four cats, one dog, and one overly-large goldfish. If I had room, I'd want to adopt a whole pound-full.

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Response to calimary (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:19 PM

4. "not many demands"

I don't believe you actually have any pets...

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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:03 PM

7. Welcome to DU, Lordquinton. Um... four cats, one large dog, one extra-large goldfish.

And I personally do the animal maintenance about 99% of the time. Whether it's feeding the "peaceable kingdom" - as we call it around casa de calimary, or cleaning the goldfish tank, or the cat boxes (we need to keep at least two going all the time for all those kitties), or picking up after the dog and taking her out multiple times a day to do her thing (and yes, she's fairly needy, and I don't even care!), or dog park, walking, training, keeping all the supplies sufficiently stocked, or cleaning up the hairballs, I STILL don't regard that as being all that demanding.

They are ALL rescues from local shelters, and both my husband and I agree that we'd absolutely have more than just these if we had room and enough time. I also manage my son's band, btw, and the demands thereof COLOSSALLY outweigh anything any of the quadrupeds needs.

Want proof? I can offer plenty. As a matter of fact, I just did. If you choose not to believe me, that's your problem, not mine.

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Response to calimary (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 06:36 PM

11. Thanks for the welcome

but I've been here a while, just started being active recently. I was making a funny about pets being not demanding, shoulda chosen a better smiley.

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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 01:04 AM

12. Aha. Got it. Well, indeed glad you're here!

Even when they ARE demanding (and sometimes they are, as Goldie our dog is), they're not demanding. It's neat, and comforting, and self-affirming, to have other life forms around the house. It's neat and comforting and healing and emotionally replenishing to live with them and deal with them and communicate with them. Our animals are SO important to our lives and our well-being. In many ways they make life worth living.

Glad you're here.

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Response to calimary (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:44 PM

13. Agreed

life is better with them around.

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Response to Lordquinton (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:26 AM

16. Did you see this one?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022147151

Same thing with kitties.

Get the kleenex.

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Response to calimary (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:49 PM

17. I did

I think I had something in my eye while I was reading it...

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Response to pathansen (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:35 PM

5. My first thought was, "Finally!"

Cat people now have our own example of extreme pet loyalty/devotion and no longer have to be jealous of dog owners (in just this one regard; our pets are otherwise perfect, of course).

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Response to silverweb (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:27 PM

18. The cat was just jealous that it missed out on the opportunity to feast on its deceased owner.

 

LOL, I kid kid.

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Response to OneTenthofOnePercent (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:27 PM

19. LOL

Hey, if the owner can't perform the usual mealtime service, a cat's gotta do what a cat's gotta do, right?

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Response to pathansen (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 04:48 PM

6. Not to create a feline v canine ruckus but here's a story from Scotland about a dog.

Greyfriar's Bobby

http://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofScotland/Greyfriars-Bobby/

"In 1850 a gardener called John Gray, together with his wife Jess and son John, arrived in Edinburgh. Unable to find work as a gardener he avoided the workhouse by joining the Edinburgh Police Force as a night watchman.
To keep him company through the long winter nights John took on a partner, a diminutive Skye Terrier, his ‘watchdog’ called Bobby. Together John and Bobby became a familiar sight trudging through the old cobbled streets of Edinburgh. Through thick and thin, winter and summer, they were faithful friends."

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Response to postulater (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:56 PM

9. Great story. Thanks.

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Response to pathansen (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:09 PM

8. Beautiful cat!

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Response to pathansen (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 06:07 PM

10. ....

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Response to pathansen (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:47 PM

14. Reminds me of my Grandpa's dog Milou in Haiti.

She was in love with my Grandpa we are all convinced. When he died she stopped eating and looked up at his window where he would throw food out for her. She died right after him.

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Response to pathansen (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:55 PM

15. Sweet

Thanks

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Response to pathansen (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:12 PM

20. Some cats are very attached to their owners.

My mother's burmese cats cry when she isn't home. My dad is at a loss to comfort them at times. My own orange tabby follows me everywhere. I adore cats. This kitty sounds so loyal and loving.

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