Skip to comments.Loyal Dog Refuses To Leave Roadside Where Owner Died
Posted on 03/17/2016 11:56:30 AM PDT by Kartographer
A loyal dog abandoned after his owner was killed in a car crash in Siberia has resiliently refused to leave the spot for more than a year - in the vain hope that its owner will return.
The loyal hound, believed to be a mongrel, was abandoned after the car crash in autumn 2014, when people first started noticing it standing beside the road, and some even tried to catch it.
But when the animal refused to be captured, kind hearted animal lovers began feeding the dog, and even put a kennel beside the road.
(Excerpt) Read more at yahoo.com ...
Gentlemen of the jury, a mans dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground when the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he can be near his masters side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer, he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince.
When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens. If fortune drives the master forth an outcast into the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him, to guard him against danger, to fight against his enemies. And when the last scene of all comes, and death takes his master in its embrace and his body is laid in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by his graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws and his eyes sad but open, in alert watchfulness, faithful and true, even unto death.
George G. Vest Eulogy of the Dog 23 September 1870 Warrensburg, Missouri
OMG what a heartbreaking story. I hope they are able to get him into a home, where he can learn to love and trust again.
I am sure my cat would do the same for me, right? NOT
Try and get a cat to do that!
The townspeople fed and sheltered him as best they could.
When Rollo finally joined his master in death, they got together and had this memorial made.
No one remembers the man but there are *always* little tributes from children and flowers on Rollo's grave.
The fur on the statue's head is worn smooth from over a century of gentle, loving pats given by vistors.
[I confess to giving him many, myself]
Semper Fidelis. indeed.
next time you give it a loving pat.
think about all the great dog lovers here on FR.
great story both of them...
I would be pissed if my dogs did not show the same amount of affection
Are we talking about the GOPe?
my cat would use me as a littler box once and then walk away like I never existed.
There’s a photo at the link, looks like a Shepherd mix. That is so terribly sad. With that kind of devotion I would like to think they can be reunited in a better world.
Brought tears to my eyes. And it is so true.
I thought shepherd mix, too. Very painful to see. I would go and sit there with him with some old clothes of his owners for as long as it took until he joined me. I watched “Max” last night. Good movie.
I visit him often, every summer and I will definitely give him a pet for all the FR dog people.
I’ve done so since my mid-teens.
It never fails to choke me up, especially the little things that the kids leave for him, like the toy dog in the first photo.
Rollo is everyone’s faithful dog.
And see post 1.
What is it with ‘Trumsters’ why do they seem to hi-jack every thread on FR?
God Made A Dog
So beautifully done, thank you for sharing.
Bawlin’ like a baby here. This is why I get in murdering mode when I see animals abused and neglected by sub-human vermin. Our home has never been without dogs and cats. OK, the cats favor me (we have 2 very old ones) because I feed them.....and they enjoy giving me head butts like the one on my puter desk is doing right now but our dogs (2 Pugs, 1 Chug and 1 Beagle) complete us. They’re our life. We used to travel when we had 1 dog and my mom lived next door and took care of him (he passed last year at age 17) but when these other 4 came into our lives we quit traveling and totally dedicate our lives to them. God has richly blessed us to be able to give them everything they need like love, companionship and good health. They may out- live us and that would be a tragedy in itself but I hope that doesn’t happen.
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