The UK daily mail reported that a faithful dog has refused to leave the side of his dead master’s grave for six years.
A German shepherd named Capitan ran away from home after the death of Argentinean Miguel Guzman in 2006. A week later Mr. Guzman’s family went to pay their respects and found the heartbroken pet sitting by his owner’s grave.
Capitan has not left Miguel Guzman’s grave since 2006 and sleeps on top of it every night. The grieving dog has rarely left the spot at the cemetery in the town of Villa Carlos Paz, central Argentina. Mr. Guzman bought the dog in 2005 and suddenly died in 2006. By the time his family had returned home from the funeral Capitan was gone.
Mr. Guzman’s widow Veronica told Argentina’s Cordoba newspaper: “We searched for him but he had vanished. We thought he must have been run over and died.”
The following Sunday they went to the cemetery and Damian, Mr. Guzman’s son recognized the dog and Capitan came up to them barking and wailing, as if he was crying. They had never taken him to the cemetery so it is a mystery as to how he managed to find the place. Mr. Guzman’s son Damian has tried to bring Capitan home but he always runs back to the cemetery in Villa Carlos Paz.
The cemetery’s director Hector Baccarat remembers the day he first saw the dog. He said: “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.”
Mr. Baccega said staff at the cemetery are now feeding and taking care of Capitan. Mr. Guzman’s son Damian said: “I’ve tried to bring Capitan home several times, but he always comes straight back to the cemetery. I think he’s going to be there until he dies too. He’s looking after my Dad.”