It is said that ‘Obituaries are for the living. Not the dead.’ The friends and family of the deceased express their grief and pray for the peace of the departed soul. They are a tribute to a life that was taken away. Which is probably why they are so heartwrenching and emotional to read. But it’s not just parents, siblings or friends we write touching obituaries for. Sometimes we do it for our pets as well.
One family expressed the loss of their pet in the newspaper under the ‘Kennels & Pets’ section. It was for their cat, Chunchu Nair, on its first death anniversary.
In remembrance of Chunchu Nair. pic.twitter.com/rA02IgL6Gu
— Rema Rajeshwari IPS (@rama_rajeswari) May 26, 2019
Here is the entire obituary.
Isn’t this the most adorable and heartfelt piece you’ve ever read? The internet thought so too and the tribute soon went viral. Some people even pointed out that the word ‘Chunchu’ meant rats in Telugu and others said it was also used as a funny abuse in the dialect.
Pet parents thought the gesture was super sweet and prayed that the cat rests in peace, wherever it may be.
It’s really sweet only cat lovers can understand
— Aayat syed (@aayaatsyed) May 26, 2019
Awwww! What a lovely gesture. May it be as happy where it is now as it was with you!
— Saryu 🇮🇳 (@SaryuBansal) May 27, 2019
RIP May her soul rest in peace
— Hafiz Khan (@hafizkhan2882) May 26, 2019
However, netizens also brought to attention the fact that the family had assigned a surname to their cat. And that means even pets aren’t immune to the caste culture in India.
Haha even cats have caste now. Ouch https://t.co/sq5aaSl5Ri
— haritho (@haritho) May 26, 2019
Kerala a propagated 'casteless' society but even cats has caste tail pic.twitter.com/HYbzG0MGxq
— Ajay Kumar (@ajaydalit) May 26, 2019
— Ajmal | അജ്മൽ | اجمل (@ajsazadi) May 26, 2019
Caste or not, it is still a great way to remember and honour our pets who are no less than family, don’t you think?