Pitocha, an eight-year-old ragdoll cat was rescued by his human when he was still a kitten. Ever since then, he has been a mama’s boy. And when his beloved mom was pregnant, he became even more attached to her.
Pitocha loved to cuddle with his mommy’s pregnant belly. Instagram user animalilo told LoveMeow, that Pitocha was was all over her and wouldn’t leave her belly. He snuggles right up to her every time.
Death is a part of life that can be incredibly difficult to come to terms with. Life irrevocably changes after the death of someone close and it can be hard to adjust knowing that the future will not include some of the people you care about.
It’s not just humans who are affected by the death of a loved one. Animals go through the grieving process too, especially when they lose their owner. The human who they relied on for love and attention is cut out of their life with no explanation.
So it comes as no surprise that animals are hugely affected by their owners’ death, with some pets reacting more than others. In Indonesia, one cat has been found living by their owner’s grave and what’s more, she’s been living there for a whole year.
In Istanbul, there’s a mosque where you can pray alongside cats. The Aziz Mahmud Hüdayi Mosque’s imam Mustafa Efe has been letting stray cats since last year. Mustafa calls the cats “guests” of the mosque and, as you can see, he’s made them feel right at home.
1. Adorable Lil’ T was adopted at 10-years-old
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2. An older woman adopted the white cat in the middle at 19-years-old
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A two-year-old shelter cat named Edward never had a loving family to call his own. But little did he know that someone was out there who needed him more than he needed them.
Iona had made a trip to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Conroe, Texas with her son. Her cat of 10 years had just passed away. After looking for a new companion, she spotted Edward, and instantly knew he was the one for her. “The way he cuddled upon my shoulder reminded me of the cat I’d just lost,” she recalls.
Barbara Bates, the adoption coordinator for the animal shelter, was there with her camera when this rare incident of ‘love-at-first-sight’ happened, right there in the lobby of the red-brick building.
“It just filled my heart,” Bates says about the scene. “The kitty just snuggled right up to her.”
“I said, ‘Iona, do you mind if I take your picture?’ And she said, ‘Honey, I sure hope I don’t break your camera.’”
Bates’ camera turned out fine, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a few hearts broke upon seeing this tender moment captured that day:
Photo credit: Barbara Bates / Montgomery County Animal Shelter
“[This] photo tells me Edward immediately sensed that Iona had lots of love and security to offer him,” Bates says.
“To me, an animal gives you life, that a person can’t, or material things can’t.
“You come home from a stressful day, and they want to kiss on you. It just makes everything bad go away. So it just touched my heart.”
Looks like Iona will have a new favorite picture of hers to treasure.
Step one: Find a branch
It all started when I brought this branch home from a local park that was devastated by high winds that downed a ton of trees. Ramon was immediately interested.
These pictures were shared by Reddit user sympson2612 showing the love between the child and the their cat, Tommy!
Without a second thought, the family decided to bring him in and keep him. “We got him his shots, got him neutered, and now he owns every piece of furniture and every person in this house,” he said.
32-year-old biker and sheet metal worker Pat Doody recently rescued a kitten while riding cross country from Nevada to New Jersey. He found the kitten at a gas station and gave it the best name he could think of at the time: "Party Cat."
"I was at this truck stop getting gas, and this little guy just needed help," he told Revzilla. "He was pretty badly burned, so I picked him up and tucked him inside my vest. We’re feeding him regularly now, so he’s doing better, even though he’s sort of living on the road until we get home."