This story takes place in Montagnana, a mouton village near Florence where this beautiful and loyal cat was adopted when he was only 3 months old by an older man named, Renzo. He was so loving that Renzo and his family all became infatuated with the cat, but mostly Toldo and Renzo grew so close to each other.
At 71-years-old, Renzo passed away and the effect was profoundly felt by his family but also by his cat. The cat would never forget her person, even bringing gifts to his gravestone on a daily basis.
Toldo didn’t get over the fact that Renzo was no more and he kept visiting his tomb. He brought death Renzo gifts like sticks, stones, and anything else he could think to carry. The day after the funeral, they found a sprig of acacia on the grave, then later that evening, they saw Toldo standing guard at the grave.
The story quickly spread throughout the town to the point where all the residents knew about the cat and its job of guarding its owner’s grave. Love this story? Share it and read our next item here.