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Dog visits owner's church after her death

Posted on Thursday, 17 January, 2013 | Comment icon 33 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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A 12-year-old German shepherd has taken to visiting the church his owner attended before she died.

The dog whose name is Ciccio started to turn up at the Santa Maria Assunta church in Italy's Puglia region on a daily basis after the death of his mistress in November. The faithful canine arrives at the church as soon as the bells ring at noon and sits at the altar during the service, just as he used to do when his owner was alive. Locals have been so impressed by his loyal behaviour that they've taken to bringing him food and water.

Ciccio's actions are reminiscent of Greyfriars Bobby, a Skye Terrier who became famous for staying at the side of his owner's grave at Greyfriars cemetery in Edinburgh.

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

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #24 Posted by Simbi Laveau on 18 January, 2013, 13:42
Testing to see how much his cat cares: Lol. Cats know when its real .
Comment icon #25 Posted by doppleganger2015 on 18 January, 2013, 15:33
also cats are better than human in some ways
Comment icon #26 Posted by EllJay on 18 January, 2013, 16:06
Lol. Cats know when its real . Yeah, this poor fellow sure understood the seriousness.
Comment icon #27 Posted by libstaK on 19 January, 2013, 4:16
Yeah, this poor fellow sure understood the seriousness. That was heartbreaking, I'm crying a river right now.
Comment icon #28 Posted by stevemagegod on 19 January, 2013, 5:04
This just Proves why the Dog is Man's Best Friend.
Comment icon #29 Posted by Likely Guy on 19 January, 2013, 5:15
Dogs, Cats, Horses in no specific order.
Comment icon #30 Posted by pepper-steph on 21 January, 2013, 10:03
I would say that it was just habit at first and now the dog is enticed by the promise of food & drink? Nothing bizarre about this.
Comment icon #31 Posted by Dubhlad on 21 January, 2013, 12:42
Dogs r some Men & womens best friend this proves it :)D
Comment icon #32 Posted by Rogue Suga on 21 January, 2013, 13:08
This is a lovely article.
Comment icon #33 Posted by Torrio on 27 January, 2013, 6:23
Pepper steph hit it right on the head.


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