Yahoo - 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.
Cemetery director Hector Baccega says he and his staff have begun feeding and taking care of Capitan. “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,” Baccega said.”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, stays there all night.” But the Guzman family hasn’t abandoned Capitan. Damian says the family has tried to bring Capitan home several times but that he always returns to the cemetery on his own.”I think he’s going to be there until he dies, too. He’s looking after my dad,” he said.
When you really think about this story it makes absolutely no sense. In fact it’s borderline preposterous. Like you’re telling me this dog who didn’t know where the cemetery was, didn’t know what gravestone his dad was buried in still somehow managed to find it and now lives there 24/7 standing guard? Not possible right? Wrong. It’s not only possible it’s 100% true. Because this is just what dogs do. What’s that old Mark Twain quote?
“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man”
Well I’d say that certainly applies here. Miguel adopted this dog back in 2005 and that was that. He had a new best friend for here and the afterlife. Somebody who would put Miguels life ahead of his own. That’s just how dogs roll. Not like cats and Jenna who will turn around and stab you in the back and become a viral superstar at the first opportunity.