Mews and Nips: a loyal Italian cat, a miracle reunion, and more
Our first story is one of the most touching ones I’ve heard in a long time. The Huffington Post reports that Toldo, a 3-year-old black and white cat living in Montagnana, northern Italy, has been visiting his human, 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. Read the full story about this loyal cat on The Huffington Post.
Patrick Gillett had pretty much given up hope.His cat, Niko, went missing from his Beaverton, Oregon home in July. Gillett said a neighbor saw someone steal his large, white nine-year-old feline companion. He called the police and posted flyers around the neighborhood. Then, after nearly six months, a photograph of a white cat appeared on the shelter’s website. Gillett and Kinsley left for the shelter on Saturday, armed with Niko’s medical records, a picture of the cat and a carrier in hopes she had been found. Unfortunately, Kinsley said, the white cat in the photo was not Niko. But while Kinsley and Gillett were still at the shelter, another couple entered the building carrying a cardboard box. Inside the box was another white cat. And this one, it appeared, was Niko: scared, unhealthy, but alive. Read the full story of this miracle reunion on The Oregonian.
I know Christmas is over, but this video is so adorable, and I thought the gift these cats were given by their humans is so creative, I just had to share it. Enjoy!
Have a great weekend.
Photo sources: photo of Toldo from The Huffington Post, photo of Niko from The Oregonian.