Thursday, September 13, 2012

Faithful past the end



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.
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13 comments:

hiswiserangel said...

Oh, great, bawling like a baby. He's a beautiful dog.

Devil Tong said...

Damnit Wirecutter, Tears man, tears. What a bond in such a short amount of time, lucky for them. Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

Very much like the 2-tissue box movie/true story "Hachi: A Dog's Tail".

Now if it was a cat, it would use the grave as a litter box and the headstone as a scratching post.

Dogs rule, cats suck.

drjim said...

WAY more faithful than most humans......

Sara said...

Pulls the heartstrings... Give it a year or two and the movie will be out.

Devil Tong said...

Sorry gang but almost losing two of my babies in the same night recently (Wirecutters' PSA from me), the snark is not in me on this one, this hits too close to home.

MissK said...

"every day, at six o'clock sharp, he lies down on top of the grave, stays there all night" ...chills

I'm nabbing this from you Wirecutter.

What a beautiful dog, and that bond is truly remarkable. OMG.. I'm looking at the picture, and it just hit me, Capitan looks just like my dog Daisy, who passed away years ago. German Shepard, Rottweiler mix, her colors and face where just like him. Gotta find pics and post on my sidebar. It's uncanny.

kerrcarto said...

Reminds me of Hachiko

hiswiserangel said...

Awww, Devil Tong, that was you? I'm so glad everybody's doing better. I went out and scoured the backyard for mushrooms because of you. Thank you.

rpm2day said...

Just pass the Visine, something in my eye.

Spiro said...

I love my dog Neelix, a Jack Russell Terrier. This is such a sad story but shows the true nature of man's best friend. Thanks Wirecutter.
Where are those tissues?

Stretch said...

Damn dust! Can't see a think in here.

sig94 said...

Stuff like this never ceases to amaze me. And they say that the only reason we can domesticate dogs is because we feed them....