Faithful Dog Dies Next To His Owner's Grave After Refusing To Leave The Grave For 10 Years

Posted by Sama in Heartbreaking On 26th February 2018

It is said that one has not experienced real love until one has loved a pet. Have you ever been confused on how true this saying is? Let us share with you a devastatingly heartbreaking story of a German Shepherd dog Captain, who for the last 10 years was staying beside his owner's grave, mourning the untimely demise of his owner. According to the locals, Captain was badly sick for the last four years but not for one moment he left his owner alone. Following his sickness, Captain finally breathed his last and has left the world to meet his owner who he so dearly missed.

#1 Captain Was Living Beside His Owners Grave For The Last 10 Years

In the Municipal Cemetery of Villa Carlos Paz, a city in the Argentinian state of Cordoba, a 15-year-old German shepherd dog died at his owners grave. Captain was living faithfully by his owner's grave for the last 10 years.

Captain's owner died Guzman in 2006 and after his death, the dog mysteriously disappeared.

#2 Family Thought Captain Had Run Away

The family thought Captain has run away but were shocked to see the dog beside Guzman's grave months later. No one had any idea how Captain found the grave. Hector Baccega, the director of the cemetery, heartbreakingly told the local media at the time, "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."

"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 and stays there all night."

#3 Captain Became Badly Ill But Was Left Alone To Spend His Time Peacefully Near His Owner's Grave

Captain became an Internet sensation because of his unique story and held the attention of millions of people all over the globe because of his love and loyalty towards his owner. 4 years ago he was taken to the vet because of his health condition and was unfortunately diagnosed with a kidney failure.

The vet who treated the dog, Cristhian Sempels, said, "Unfortunately, his age and this condition (kidney failure) meant he could not hold on. We could have admitted him to the vet, but only so that he could die in the veterinary surgery, so we preferred to leave him and attend to him in the cemetery, where he lived and felt calm."

#4 Locals Are Contemplating On How To Bury The Dog

The family states, Mr Guzman bought Captain as a present for his son in 2005 but died unexpectedly a year later. His burial site has not been decided yet. It is suggested that the dog is cremated and his ashes are kept under a monument where people can pay tribute to the dog. While a number of people have suggested that in a way to honor the dog, Captain should be buried next to his owner.

#5 Captain's Story Is Similar To The Story Of Hichiko

Captain's story is not the only heartbreaking story where a pet has mourned the death of their owner in such a grieving manner. One sad tale is of Hachiko, an Akita dog who is said to have waited at a Tokyo train station for its owner to return each day for nine years from May 1925, following owner Hidesaburo Ueno’s death at work.

Among these, the most famous tale is of is Greyfriars Bobby, a Skye Terrier who allegedly spent 14 years guarding the Edinburgh grave of John Gray, dying itself in January 1872. However, in a recent study conducted by Cardiff University claims Bobby was a publicity stunt by local businesses to drum up tourist revenue using two trained dogs to ‘stand guard’ in the graveyard.

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