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Dog visits owner's church after her death

By T.K. Randall
January 17, 2013 · Comment icon 33 comments



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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.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (33)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #24 Posted by Simbi Laveau 10 years ago
Testing to see how much his cat cares: Lol. Cats know when its real .
Comment icon #25 Posted by doppleganger2015 10 years ago
also cats are better than human in some ways
Comment icon #26 Posted by EllJay 10 years ago
Lol. Cats know when its real . Yeah, this poor fellow sure understood the seriousness.
Comment icon #27 Posted by libstaK 10 years ago
Yeah, this poor fellow sure understood the seriousness. That was heartbreaking, I'm crying a river right now.
Comment icon #28 Posted by stevemagegod 10 years ago
This just Proves why the Dog is Man's Best Friend.
Comment icon #29 Posted by Likely Guy 10 years ago
Dogs, Cats, Horses in no specific order.
Comment icon #30 Posted by pepper-steph 10 years ago
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 10 years ago
Dogs r some Men & womens best friend this proves it :)D
Comment icon #32 Posted by Rogue Suga 10 years ago
This is a lovely article.
Comment icon #33 Posted by Torrio 10 years ago
Pepper steph hit it right on the head.


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