I don't normally check comments on my profile, but I saw yours as I just changed by profile layout theme, so that's why I'm only just now replying to you. And I know a few things about different funeral rites and traditions from other cultures as it was part of my occult studies. Burying items with the dead that was not just something that belonged to the dead seems to originally come from the ancient Egyptian burial traditions. Ancient Egyptians of noble or royal blood would often bury personal items with their dead, so from that others decided to also give gifts that they thought the dead might enjoy in the afterlife. They seemed to believe that anything the dead was buried with would magically follow them in the afterlife. I have always found the ancient Egyptian's tomb burials to be one the most interesting in funeral traditions.
That makes me happy to hear. ^w^ Lily was absolutely adorable. That's a really sweet story. I love it when a cat is so affectionate they can cozy up to a complete stranger. Once when my boyfriend and I were on a walk we came upon a super fat white cat and all it wanted was to be loved and petted. It meowed super loud when we had to walk away. xd