We have all heard of, perhaps even seen, stories of animals ᴍᴏᴜʀɴing the ʟᴏss of a loved one. Dog’s trying to get a response from a fallen companion, an elephant ᴍᴏᴜʀɴing the ʟᴏss of a baby calf. But rarely do we hear stories of house cats doing something similar.
A stray cat in China is about to change that. In the story below we see a cat who, despite being very sad, still tries to hug her friend’s ᴅᴇᴀᴅ body.
According to viewer accounts, the white and orange cat stood on top of her friend’s lifeless body and tried to ʀᴇᴠɪᴠᴇ her. Apparently she’s in denial about her friend’s ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ. In desperation, the cat took the limp corp.se to its mouth and began to drag her to a nearby shelter for help.
Not easy, the cat sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟᴇd to get his friend away. She was clearly ᴇxʜᴀᴜsᴛᴇᴅ but still draged herself forward step by step.
Although no one has any idea as to the reason for the other cat’s ᴅᴇᴀᴛʜ, this cat’s devoted devotion has moved our hearts. It was clear that the cat was not yet ready to let her friend go. We sinᴄerely hope that this mourning cat finds the strength to ᴅᴇᴀʟ with her ʟᴏss.
People’s opinions on why he is doing this, are varied. From people commenting that he wants privacy with his fallen friend to ɢʀɪᴇᴠe. Or that he is hoping to find somewhere for his friend to recover, thinking he is just stunned by the impact? We can never truly know the depth of this cat’s ɢʀɪᴇf at ʟᴏsɪɴɢ his companion. That they, just like us, experience ɢʀɪᴇf.