Published On: Sat, Sep 15th, 2012

Loyal Dog “Capitan” in Argentina Stayed at Master’s Grave for Six Years (Photo)

A dog is known to be man’s best friend. This is indeed true in the case of a faithful and loyal dog in Villa Carlos Paz in Argentina named Captain who stayed at his master’s grave for six years and counting. The news first came out from Argentinian newspaper La Vos last September 9, 2012.

Capitan was a German Shepherd which was a gift by his master Miguel Guzman to his son Damian Guzman in 2005. Initially, Miguel’s wife Veronica Moreno refused the dog because it will just bring extra work to them. Little did they know that this dog will become a loyal and faithful friend to Miguel even after his death in 2006.

When Miguel suddenly died in 2006, the family found that the dog was missing upon returning home right after the funeral.

“We searched for him but he had vanished. We thought he must have got run over and died. Until one day, when me and my son went to the cemetery, we found him there. Damian started screaming after seeing Capitan, and the dog approached us, and barking as if it was crying,” Veronica, Miguel’s widowed wife told a local newspaper.

Loyal Dog Capitan Stays Beside His Master’s Grave

Hector Baccega, the cemetery’s director recalled the day when he first saw the dog. “He turned up here one day, all on his own, and started wandering all around the cemetery until he eventually found the tomb of his master. During the day he sometimes has a walk around the cemetery, but always rushes back to the grave. And every day, at six o’clock sharp, he lies down on top of the grave and stays there all night,” he said.

Miguel’s son Damian tried several times to bring the dog back at home but Capitan always goes back to the cemetery. “I think he’s going to be there until he dies too. He’s looking after my dad,” he said.

Currently, staffs at the cemetery feeds and cares for Capitan. Until now, the mystery still lies as to how on earth did Capitan know where the location of his master’s grave where in fact the family never brought him in that place.

This is a true test of love and loyalty. It goes to show that Capitan’s never ending faithfulness to his master Miguel cannot be broken even after death.

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