Many have heard the old adage that a dog is a man’s best friend and the story of Capitan shows just how true it is.
Capitan is a German Shepherd that was adopted by Miguel Guzman of Argentina in 2005 as a gift for his son but it seems that Capitan and Miguel really bonded.
When Guzman died a year later in 2006, family members continued to care for Capitan until he ran away shortly after Guzman’s death.
The family searched for the dog to no avail.
According to Yahoo News, a week later the family was visiting Guzman at the cemetery when Capitan came up to them barking and wailing. The family took this to mean that Capitan was crying for his deceased owner.
What was so strange and at the same time amazing was that the family of Miguel Guzman had never brought the Capitan to the cemetery so how did he know how to get there?
The dog has made the cemetery his new home even though the family has tried to bring him home numerous times but he always leaves and returns to his master’s side.
It’s his new home and the people at the cemetery now feed him.
Capitan roams the cemetery during the day but returns at 6 pm sharp every day, and gets comfortable lying down atop the grave and staying there all night, close to his former master and friend.
He’s been at the cemetery for 6 years and will like3y remain by his master’s side until he dies. Mans best friend!
Although Capitan is a very special dog, he is not the only dog that has kept vigil at their owners grave.
Who can forget Hachiko?
Hachiko the Akita is forever memorialized in the movie A Dog’s tale starring Richard Gere?
After being adopted in 1924, by a man at the train station, they developed a very strong bond. When the owner died a year later, Hachi back to the train station each and every day for 9 years until Hachikō passed away.