This tabby-and-white cat living in Central Java, Indonesia constantly returns to her late owner’s grave and has effectively lived on and around it for a year. She nuzzles the gravestone. She cries by the gravestone.
She walks to her former home (the home of her deceased owner) daily to be fed by the old lady’s children. She then returns to the grave.
A guy, Keli Keningau Prayitno (aged 28), tied to adopt her but failed as she wanted to be by the grave.
‘Since the cat’s mother died she has stayed here at the grave. She does not want to go home. She has been here for almost a year.
‘I thought she was homeless and tried to help but every time she would keep returning to the same place.
‘I saw her everyday and noticed that she was always there, but sometimes would leave for a couple of hours then come back.
‘I followed her and she was going to the home where she used to live and the lady’s children would feed her.
‘Then the cat would go back again to the same place. She sleeps there and meows.
‘It’s very sad to see. It shows just how close animals are to their owners..’
Keli said the late owner was an old lady named Ibu Kundari. What a lady! And what a cat.
It is a very touching story. It is almost as if the lady’s spirit is hanging over her grave and the cat can sense it. The cat rolls around on the ground as if she is transferring the scent of the deceased lady onto her.
A simple story of a love between cat and human companion. Cats do grieve. There is ample evidence of it.