Photo: Loyal Italian Cat Brings Gifts To Owner’s Grave Daily


A loyal cat has been bringing his deceased owner small gifts every day in a show of affection. The cat’s owner has been dead for over a year.

Toldo, a cute, 3-year-old black and white cat living in Montagnana, northern Italy is the loyal cat.

According to the Corriere Fiorentino, Toldo has been visiting his owner — Iozzelli Renzo, who died on September 22, 2011, aged 71 — every day for the past year and leaving small presents at the grave.

The gifts usually consist of leaves, sticks, twigs, plastic cups or paper towels.

“Even today I went to the cemetery with Toldo. On the way back, someone I know told me the cat has already been there early this morning,” Renzo’s widow, Ada, told the Corriere Fiorentino.

Neighbours have also seen Toldo wandering around the cemetery through the day.
It all started the day of the funeral, when the cat followed the coffin from the house to the cemetery.

The next morning, Ada went to the grave again. “We went to the cemetery with my daughter and found a sprig of acacia on the grave. I immediately thought that it was the cat, but my daughter was convinced that I was just in a very emotional state at that moment,” she told the Corriere Fiorentino.

That night, however, Renzo’s son returned to the cemetery and found Toldo standing guard at the grave, reported

Ada says that her late husband shared a particularly strong bond with Toldo. He’d adopted the feline from a cat colony when he was just 3 months old. Unfortunately, not everyone believes in the sanctity of the relationship between Toldo and his owner. Ada told La Nazione that people often try to shoo the cat away.

“There are insensitive people who send him away with stones or other things, convinced that the presence of an animal in the cemetery is almost a desecration,” she explained. Still, Toldo remains resilient and continues to visit the grave every day.

“My husband was very affectionate with him. Renzo loved animals. It’s almost as if Toldo would be grateful. He is a special cat, one cannot help liking him,” Ada said.


Cats seems to hold a higher level of loyalty than the other loyal animals. I hope you saw the story of the cat that tried to smuggle contraband into prison – that’s a loyal cat trying to help its boss deliver stuffs, or get stuffs to its boss.

Now, this is another loyal cat who visits his dead owner’s grave in show of appreciation of the love showered on it when the man was alive. How much longer do you think Toldo will visit the grave and bear gifts?


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