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His Owner Has Passed On, But This Cat Has Not Forgotten

Iozelli Renzo had loved animals, especially cats, all his life so in his 60’s the opportunity to adopt a 3-month-old kitten came his way and he grabbed it with both hands. As time went by everyone would learn this cat was special.

He gave his new friend the name Toldo and they bonded right from the start, becoming very close. Living in Montagnana in northern Italy they led a good life until at the age of 71 Iozelli sadly passed away.

It is very clear that Toldo loved his human very much and missed him a great deal because according to Corriere Fiorentino he has been visiting Iozelli’s grave every day for the past year, leaving gifts as he does so.

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Apparently, he leaves his human friend all sorts of things, leaves, plastic cups and twigs, whatever he can find.

This behavior started right away as Toldo followed Iozelli’s funeral procession, but no one really paid it too much attention. Until later that is, with his almost daily trips to the cemetery began, and then the graveside gift giving began.

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“Sometimes he comes with me and sometimes he goes on his own,” Ada, Iozelli’s widow, went on to add.

The day after the funeral, they discovered a sprig of acacia on the grave, then later that evening, they saw Toldo standing guard right next to the grave. The story quickly spread throughout the village and over time, many people witnessed this kitty’s good deeds personally.

“The whole town knows about him now,” Ada concluded. “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.”

Cats are family, always and fur-ever!

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Cowering in the corner, he was hiding behind another cat and wouldn’t let her come near him.

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