Visitors in a graveyard in Central Java, Indonesia, have witnessed a heart-breaking scene of a cat refusing to leave its owner's grave a year after he passed away.
People passing by the cemetery kept hearing a cat crying. Upon checking, they saw a feline sitting by a grave. Though many tried luring it away with food as well as love, it just wouldn't budge.
The cat, however, does walk daily to its former home where it is fed by the family, but it never forgets to return to the grave.
Passerby Keli Keningau Prayitno tried to adopt the feline but it always returned to the same spot.
”I thought she was homeless and tried to help but every time she wold keep returning to the same place," he said. “I saw her everyday and noticed that she was always there, but sometimes would leave for a couple of hours then come back."
Usually, dogs and horses are to considered most loyal to their owners, but apparently all cats aren't as cold-hearted as they are reputed to be.
The world saw a similar tale of love and loyalty after the August earthquake in Italy where a cocker spaniel, Flash, whose companion died in the earthquake, wouldn't leave the coffin's side. Faithfully, he rested beside the coffin of Andrea Cossu, 45, who was vacationing in Pescara del Tronto when he died. Flash repeatedly pawed at Cossu’s coffin, his head bowed.
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