Dog stands guard over deceased owner’s grave for six years!

I can’t! This kills me.

After his owner died 6 years ago, Capitan, a German Shepard has not left his grave since. But the story is even more incredible on how he found the grave.

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 for his teenage son, Damian. Capitan has continued to stand guard at Miguel’s grave for the past 6 years. 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.”

 Veronica says she or the family never brought Capitan to the cemetery after her husband died.

“It is a mystery how he managed to find the place,” she said.

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.”

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.

Omg. That just did me in. Where is the Kleenex…

How can anyone be mean to animals?

via Dog stands guard over deceased owner’s grave for six years | The Sideshow – Yahoo! News.

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