Broken-hearted cat in Indonesia refuses to eat or drink after owner passes away
The feline only got better after visiting the owner's grave.
A pet cat in Indonesia was so loyal to its owner that it refused to eat or drink when he passed away.
The story of Rambo the pet cat has been shared over 25,000 times on Facebook.
It was written by one Fadhil Raihan, who claims to be the deceased’s son.
According to Fadhil, Rambo had a special bond with its owner, and would always be “glued” to him even as he sleeps.
Fell sick after owner passed away
On the same day that the elderly man passed away, the cat suddenly fell sick and lost its appetite.
However, on the first night of prayers, it seemed healthy enough and accompanied them for the next six nights.
Fadhil’s family and neighbours had a week-long nightly prayer for his late father.
“It would sit quietly with our neighbours who were reciting the prayers, as if it was participating as well.”
Sadly, Rambo’s condition worsened afterwards, and it was taken to the vet several times for dehydration and declining health in general.
The cat was even hospitalised for a few days.
After the ordeal, Rambo was allowed to return home but appeared to be less active, and mostly slept and sat in front of the television.
“Its gaze remained empty even though we have been taking care of it and feeding him with food high in vitamins.”
Not physically ill
Turns out, the pain that Rambo went through hasn’t been physical.
According to the vet, cats can also experience loss and feel sad.
“We brought it to the vet again and they confirmed that it is physically healthy and its vitals are normal. He just wasn’t as sprightful as before.”
Subsequently, the family decided to bring Rambo along to visit its owner’s grave.
The feline reportedly sat down quietly and took in its surroundings.
It then approached solemnly towards the tombstone and sat down in front of the tombstone while they recited some prayers.
“We could only witness Rambo having his moment (with my father) before going home.”
When the family went home after, Rambo reportedly regained its appetite and even recovered from the bout of dehydration faster than expected.
As Rambo has gained popularity worldwide, Fadhil created an Instagram account for his cat, @rambotheloyalcat.
So far, he has used the account to show a photo of Rambo as a kitten:
And uses the platform to show whatever Rambo is doing.
And even though Rambo has recently lost a loved one, it is safe to say that Rambo will remain well-loved for the rest of his nine lives.
Top image via Fadhil Raihan on Facebook