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Grieving cat refuses to leave grave of her late owner after a year — 4 Comments

  1. Oh my gosh this is so touching and overwhelmingly sad to imagine the poor animals’ grief. I am equally sensitive and critical of such claims and always question. i.e. how does the cat know the owner was buried there if scent might be the means? Aren’t bodies embalmed and buried in caskets? My quick research says no. As an Islamic culture, that’s not done. The dead are buried within hours of death and often what’s called “green” (in a biodegradable box). It’s likely her body never left the area and her scent might still be emanating from the body long after burial, in addition to the scents of others visiting her grave site who the cat might have been familiar with. The grieving cat knew what became of her loving companion.

    • Agreed. Many people here don’t know that burial without embalming is an option as long as burial occurs within 24 hours of death. And, a simple wooden box is what isused.
      So, this sweetheart has 2 scented areas (her home and her mom) that she just travels between. Poor little soul.

    • Agreed. Many people here don’t know that burial without embalming is an option as long it occurs within 24 hours of death. And, a simple wooden box is what is used.
      So, this sweetheart has 2 scented areas (her home and her mom) that she just travels between. Poor little soul.

  2. Oh my heart…

    Ofcourse cats grieve.

    I’m trying to figure out how she knows that her mom is there. Did she see her buried? Can she smell her? Is there such a spiritual connection that they are able to communicate?

    I choose to opt for the latter although Ibu should let her know that she isn’t within her body anymore so she can free herself from that cemetary.

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