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Dog turns up to dead owner's church every day

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

Two months after his owner died, a dog in Italy keeps turning up each day at the church she used to attend.

Ciccio, a 12-year-old German shepherd, waits in vain in front of the altar of the Santa Maria Assunta church in the village of San Donaci in the southern region of Puglia.

He heads to the church as soon as the bells begin to ring each afternoon, just as he did for years when his owner was alive.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

Reminds me of the Hachiko, the Japanese Akita that showed up everyday at a train station waiting for his master, even 9 years after his death.

If I died, I can just imagine my cats shrugging their shoulders then going back to sleep.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:52 AM

Dogs can be so devoted to their owners especially after a long relationship.  If it were possible they should bury the dog with the owner because I bet the owner loved the dog.  Sometimes you can feel closer to your dog than anyone else.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:24 AM

I hope Mr Walker sees this thread so he can provide a "logical explanation" as to why the dog goes to the church ;)

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:30 AM

'Greyfriars Bobby' comes to mind. :(

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:55 AM

I hope someone befriends he poor dog.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:23 AM

View Postand then, on 17 January 2013 - 07:55 AM, said:

I hope someone befriends he poor dog.
Me too, I hope he is making lots of friends and being shown much affection.  It won't bring his owner back but it will lift his spirits and give him a more fruitful reason to be at that church.

It breaks my heart to think of him pining for her every day :cry: .

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

Dogs are fully devoted to their friendship with humans and they are probably the best friends we could have...

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:08 PM

This why you should have a plan for your pets if something should happen to you. I know who is going to take the dog and the cat. They will have homes.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

humans could take more than a few lessons from dogs...

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:28 PM

Dogs are better than people in some ways.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

greyfairs bobby is a mith.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

Wow, what a great story. Tugs at my "heart-strings"

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

View Postpallidin, on 17 January 2013 - 04:58 PM, said:

Wow, what a great story. Tugs at my "heart-strings"
I sent it to a coworker and he came up with a kleenex in his hand and told me to stop making him cry at work ^_^

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