Loyal dog can teach humans what means LOVE…

Protector: Although it has been six years since Mr Guzman's death Capitan proves a faithful companion and guards his grave day and night

For the past 6 years, a dog named Capitán has slept on the grave of his owner every night. His owner, Miguel Guzmán died in 2006 and Capitán disappeared shortly after the family attended the funeral services. They searched everywhere and put out flyers to try and find him. But no one had seen him.

A week later, some people who were at the cemetery late one evening spotted Capitán laying on a grave and they contacted the grounds keeper at the cemetery  The cemetery notified the family who promptly came to pick him up and take him home. But each night he would cry and scratch frantically at the door to go out and he wouldn’t return home until morning. It was later discovered that Capitán would walk the 3 miles back to the cemetery each night to guard his master’s grave. 

Mr Guzman’s widow Veronica told Argentina’s Cordoba newspaper: ‘We searched for him but he had vanished. We thought he must have got run over and died.

‘The following Sunday we went to the cemetery and Damian recognised his pet. Capitan came up to us, barking and wailing, as if he were crying.’

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The cemetery’s director Hector Baccega 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 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.’

Here to stay: Mr Guzman's son Damian has tried to bring Capitan home but he always runs back to the cemetary in Villa Carlos Paz

 

 

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