Dog in China refuses to leave grave of its owner (video)

A sad, but touching, video from the BBC about a dog in China that refuses to leave the graveside of its owner.


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  • Drew2u

    There is also Greyfriar’s Bobby in England and Waghiya in India, the latter having said to have jumped into its owner’s funeral pyre.

  • Bill_Perdue

    My dog was my crutch during the dieoff from HIV in the 1980’s. After each new burial or memorial i’d trudge home in virtual shock and she’d come an lie on my chest and look into my eyes until I recovered.

  • ezpz

    I saw that movie and found it very touching indeed.

  • HeartlandLiberal

    If you are not familiar with the famous Japanese dog from the 1930’s who waited for his dead master at the train station for years, look it up. The dog was named Hachiko. There is a nice Wikipedia article.

    Richard Gere made a movie loosely based on the story which was actually pretty moving, as it really focused on the faithfulness of the dog, and his loyalty to the the owner who gave him a home, and whom he remembered so vividly until his own death.

    Dogs basically co-evolved with us, in a mutually supportive and beneficial relationship, our ties to them emotionally and evolutionarily go tremendously deep. It can be a very tight and unbreakable bond.

  • HelenRainier

    It’s very touching that the villagers respect this dog’s devotion and they are giving him food and water and plan to build a kennel for him. Their attitude towards the dog and the dog’s obvious love and grief for his human is amazing.

  • Whitewitch

    If only people could love each other as much as our dogs do. I have two dogs that I love, I know though that they love me more than I can even love them.

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