German Shepherd love
I recently read an article about a German Shepherd and its love for its owner. For me, it was very moving. It is a lovely story. I hope it is for you, as well.
The dog’s owner dies. The dog has never been taken to the cemetery where the owner is buried.. Obviously he has never seen the owner’s grave.
But the German Shepherd shows up at the cemetery. After looking around the cemetery for a while, he finds the owner’s grave and lies down beside it.
From that day forward, the dog stays each night on his owner’s grave. Wow!
What is completely amazing is that the dog had never been taken to that cemetery, much less seen the owner’s grave.
The article was in Dogster.com. It is entitled, “German Shepherd Stands Watch Over His Owner’s Grave — For Six Years.” Here is a quote from the article:
A German Shepherd from the Cordoba province of Argentina is setting a new bar for eternal loyalty — he’s kept vigil at his owner’s grave every day, lying down in front of the tombstone at night. The dog, named Capitan, keeps a steady watch, never veering far from his duty as man’s best friend.
He’s done it for six years.
“During the day he sometimes has a walk around the cemetery, but always rushes back to the grave,” said Hector Baccega, the cemetery’s director, according to CBS Seattle. “And every day, at [6 p.m.] sharp, he lies down on top of the grave and stays there all night.
But there’s more to this story about a dog who doesn’t understand the point, or the need, of saying goodbye. To be sure, Capitan displays an impressive ability by standing guard over his owner. But he displayed an otherworldly one in simply finding the grave in the first place, because nobody took him there.
The entire article can be read here. I highly encourage you to read the complete article. What I have written doesn’t do justice to the story.
Have you ever experienced the German Shepherd love? For that matter, have you ever experienced any dog’s love? If you have owned a dog, chances are that you have felt that love. Take time to show your dog some love today.