Some believe that animals don’t feel love, devotion, and attachment as strongly as we humans do. Especially don’t when kitty is in question.
But some cases, like this dog miraculously showing up at his owner’s funeral, seem to show that they feel just as attached to us as we do to them — and grieve just like we do.
Many animals are amazingly obedient and don’t like to leave their humans’ side for anything, and this trend can even continue after death.
This was the case for a poor Indonesian kitty who has been nuzzling, rolling around, and crying at her late owner’s for over a year.
Though people have tried to coax her inside with food, water, and a safe dry place to sleep, the mourning, meowing cat only cares about staying close to her late owner.
Learn more about this heartbroken kitty below, who helps prove that animals feel pain, loss, and grief, just like we do.
Many residents in Central Java, Indonesia, know of the kitty who spends her days laying in the dirt and crying around her late owner’s burial plot.
She has been offered food and water by many kind strangers, but refuses to leave the grave — and hasn’t for over a year.
One particular passerby, Keli Keningau Prayitno, tried to adopt the heartbroken kitty and give her a new home, but she was only interested in being back by the grave.
“I thought she was homeless and tried to help, but every time, she would keep returning to the same place,” he explained to Daily Mail.
“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,” he continued.
But once she was done visiting her deceased owner’s home, the sad cat headed straight back to the plot, where she sleeps in the dirt, rolls around, and meows in mourning.