A pet cat melted many hearts after remaining faithful to his duties as a pet to the final.
As was evident in Katrina’s story of “24 Oras Weekend,” Sunday, the fur baby Terry was able to stay on top of his owner’s casket throughout the funeral of his owner JM.
According to JM’s sibling Marie Cloie Binos, Terry used to sleep with JM as he slept. The 19-year old died on 11th November due to pancreatitis.
“Akala niya natutulog pa rin kaya kahit anong gawin naming pag-alis kay Terry, talagang bumabalik siya ro’n sa ibabaw ng ataol. Kahit may viewing, talagang nando’n si Terry,” she said.
[“Terry might have thought that JM was just sleeping so even though we removed him, he would still go back and rest on top of the casket. He stayed there even when there’s a viewing.”]
Aside from Terry, JM also left behind 15 dogs and 11 other cats. Since JM’s passing, his whole family felt like the pets felt sad along with them.
“‘Yung mga hayop, talagang may pakiramdam talaga sila na nakakaintindi talaga sila na may endless love sila sa mga amo nila, na ‘di rin madali sa kanila harapin yung mga pangyayari,” Marie Cloie said.
[“Pets also have feelings and they understand that they have endless love for their owners, and it’s also not easy for them to face what may be happening.”]
Marie Cloie said the pets have been serving as their strength amid their grief. They are also the ones who help them remember how JM loved and cared for them.
Rest in peace, JM.