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Sad dog stands over owner's grave for 6 years

Something for Friday to lift your spirits if your week was bad.

Dog never saw the grave, but found it some how and never left..

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow...190556479.htmlDog stands guard over deceased owner’s grave for six years

An extremely dedicated dog has continued to show its loyalty, keeping watch on its owner's grave six years after he passed away.
Capitan, a German shepherd, reportedly ran away from home after its owner, Miguel Guzman, died in 2006. A week later, the Guzman family found the dog sitting by his grave in central Argentina.
Miguel Guzman adopted Capitan in 2005 as a gift for his teenage son, Damian. And for the past six years, Capitan has continued to stand guard at Miguel's grave. The family says the dog rarely leaves the site.
"We searched for him, but he had vanished," widow Veronica Guzman told LaVoz.com. "We thought he must have got run over and died.
'The following Sunday we went to the cemetery, and Damian recognized his pet. Capitan came up to us, barking and wailing as if he were crying."
Adding to the unusual circumstances, Veronica says the family never brought Capitan to the cemetery before he was discovered there.
"It is a mystery how he managed to find the place," she said.

Cemetery director Hector Baccega says he and his staff have begun feeding and taking care of Capitan.
"He turned up here one day, all on his own, and started wandering all around the cemetery until he eventually found the tomb of his master," Baccega said.
"During the day he sometimes has a walk around the cemetery, but always rushes back to the grave. And every day, at six o'clock sharp, he lies down on top of the grave, stays there all night."
But the Guzman family hasn't abandoned Capitan. Damian says the family has tried to bring Capitan home several times but that he always returns to the cemetery on his own.
"I think he's going to be there until he dies, too. He's looking after my dad," he said.
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Re: Sad dog stands over owner's grave for 6 years

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Lift my spirits? That's just made me sad.
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Lift my spirits? That's just made me sad.

Sorry.. I was hoping the everlasting bond of a pet with an owner would help us realize that love has no boundary from humans to animals and animals to humans.
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"This just confirms that the soul continues on after we die. There is absolutely no other explanation how this dog was able to pinpoint his owner's grave when he was never even at the cemetery before. The soul must have lead his dog back to the grave after visiting his former home. Love stories like this."


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Stupid dog.
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Dogs do see ghosts, they even believe in them!
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Re: Sad dog stands over owner's grave for 6 years

Graveyards are full of bones.
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Re: Sad dog stands over owner's grave for 6 years

I was thinking that perhaps the dog could still smell the gathering of loved ones who attended the funeral since there is a lot of standing around done during typical funeral, probably the grave area has a strong scent of familiar people.


I base this idea on the fact that on the first time visiting one of my brothers after he moved to his new apartment, my dog went right from the door of my car to his door (four apartment grouping, his was one upstairs), just by his scent trail.


Also it says a lot about dogs and loyalties in a different way: The article says that the deceased had obtained the dog for his son, it's pretty obvious that the dog's loyalty wasn't to the son though.

Poor pooch, glad the cemetery staff are helping to care for him.
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