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Dog stands guard over deceased owner’s grave for six years
Yahoo News ^ | September 13, 2012 | Eric Pfeiffer

Posted on 09/13/2012 4:30:29 PM PDT by OldCorps

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. "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. ...excerpt

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: capitan; dog; doggieping

1 posted on 09/13/2012 4:30:34 PM PDT by OldCorps
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To: OldCorps

Like Greyfriar’s Bobby...


2 posted on 09/13/2012 4:34:48 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

3 posted on 09/13/2012 4:37:01 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: OldCorps

4 posted on 09/13/2012 4:38:42 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: OldCorps

Dogs are actually angels in disguise, sent to earth to teach us the true meaning of selfless love.


5 posted on 09/13/2012 4:39:13 PM PDT by Argus
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To: OldCorps

Dogs are amazingly loyal.


6 posted on 09/13/2012 4:40:13 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Probably against the law but I’d hope when the dog passes they can bury him right there, even if done secretly by the graveyard caretakers.


7 posted on 09/13/2012 4:43:32 PM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: OldCorps

bttt


8 posted on 09/13/2012 4:43:56 PM PDT by varon (I remember when America was American.)
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To: OldCorps

Touching and wonderful. Truly, dogs are still a mans best friend and were indispensable helpers in time past but remain a natural friend of men.


9 posted on 09/13/2012 4:47:22 PM PDT by kindred (Jesus Christ is the Lord God and Messiah of Israel, a present help in time of trouble.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
Somewhere around here I have a photo of me standing besides the statue of Greyfriar’s Bobby at the entrance to the cemetery in Scotland. It has only been 50 years since that photo was taken you would think I would remember where I put important stuff like that! :D
10 posted on 09/13/2012 4:47:45 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Argus
Dogs are actually angels in disguise, sent to earth to teach us the true meaning of selfless love.

Beautiful! Describes my pooch perfectly.

11 posted on 09/13/2012 4:50:44 PM PDT by wvguy
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To: OldCorps

Oh pretty doggie...

What a good boy...


12 posted on 09/13/2012 4:53:33 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Argus
How true! I call one of mine Hairy the Angel Dog. He is a certified therapy pet and we go to hospitals, convalescent homes and assisted living homes to give the folks a break from the indescribable boredom. Stuck in these places maybe till the end of their lives without having a dog to pet, it is awful.
13 posted on 09/13/2012 4:55:55 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: OldCorps

I just saw this story and was coming over here to post it on FR.
What an amazing story huh? And what a beautiful dog.


14 posted on 09/13/2012 4:57:58 PM PDT by mom4kittys (See you in another life, brotha)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Please include me on the doggie ping list.

Thanks


15 posted on 09/13/2012 5:03:17 PM PDT by eCSMaster ('Nancy Pelosi is a DINGBAT.' - Gov. Sarah Palin)
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To: OldCorps

Again:

Man’s Best Friend.

It’s said for a reason.


16 posted on 09/13/2012 5:05:39 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Amazing. The world would be such a darker place had God not given us dogs.


17 posted on 09/13/2012 5:06:04 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: OldCorps
"It is a mystery how he managed to find the place,"

Well, he can read, silly.

18 posted on 09/13/2012 5:14:04 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: OldCorps


George Patton's Bull Terrier Willie lies awaiting his master who was never to return, Patton had just died from his injuries suffered in a car crash and his personal effects are all packed to be shipped to his wife, Bea.

This is a heartbreaking picture......
19 posted on 09/13/2012 5:18:50 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: OldCorps

If you were drawn to this story, rent the movie Haichi:A
Dogs Tale. One of those movies i can watch over and over
and cry each time. It stars Richard Gere and Joan Allen.

Like I always say, I don’t want to live in a world without dogs.


20 posted on 09/13/2012 5:24:33 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: OldCorps

(I fink he learnded how to reed the words. We should all be so fortunate with our Angels...)


21 posted on 09/13/2012 5:27:36 PM PDT by Monkey Face ("Vegetarian" is another word for a lousy hunter.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
Like Greyfriar’s Bobby...

Another great dog. I thought the same thing when I read the article.

When I was away on TDY, my dog would curl up around my shoes. He was a chocolate lab and died in 2006. I really, really miss that dog.

22 posted on 09/13/2012 5:30:52 PM PDT by OldCorps
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To: Surrounded_too
...even if done secretly by the graveyard caretakers.

(If we knew, here on FR, so would the legalistas, and then the dog would be disinterred and not able to guard his human. Someone, maybe a jealous libtard, would demand retribution/justice/disrespect.)

23 posted on 09/13/2012 5:31:02 PM PDT by Monkey Face ("Vegetarian" is another word for a lousy hunter.)
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To: Argus

+1


24 posted on 09/13/2012 5:33:37 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: americas.best.days...
I don't want to spend the rest of eternity without dogs, either. Will Rogers once said "If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go."


25 posted on 09/13/2012 5:34:11 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: wvguy

You know what? I think that’s about the best thing I’ve read in a while. It’s been a long time since I’ve had the companionship of a dog but she was about as awesome a friend as I could ask for.

Thanks for this. Really.

Cheers!


26 posted on 09/13/2012 5:39:50 PM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: Ditter

I can tell you from experience that a lot of older folks who have no pets because of room, finances or other restrictions, NEED an animal to visit with at least once a week.

The attrition rate in senior establishments is complicated by the fact that a lot of seniors are not aware of therapy pets and therefore, their lives are shortened.

Some go to “long-term care” facilities (read: death houses) and literally give up. What have they got to live for? But don’t get me started! LOL!

If I had the room, I would request a therapy pet and take s/he/it to every senior facility I could reach! (Providing I had a vehicle!) Dogs and cats should NEVER be under-rated! They are natural healers. God gave them to us because He couldn’t be Everywhere, nor could He be a Mother. So He gave us angels disguised as pets.


27 posted on 09/13/2012 5:42:33 PM PDT by Monkey Face ("Vegetarian" is another word for a lousy hunter.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Book of Romans.

19 For [even the whole] creation (all nature) waits expectantly and longs earnestly for God’s sons to be made known [waits for the revealing, the disclosing of their sonship].

20 For the creation (nature) was subjected to frailty (to futility, condemned to frustration), not because of some intentional fault on its part, but by the will of Him Who so subjected it—[yet] with the hope

21 That nature (creation) itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and corruption [and gain an entrance] into the glorious freedom of God’s children.


28 posted on 09/13/2012 5:45:21 PM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: DUMBGRUNT

doggie ping


29 posted on 09/13/2012 5:47:39 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: OldCorps

“It’s a mystery how he found the place...”
Dogs know things,things that we will never know.At least in this life.


30 posted on 09/13/2012 5:49:41 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

That reminds me of the similar photo of a lab(?)
lying beside the casket of his Marine human. Devastating.

About once every three or four months, i go to mark levin’s
website and read the stories on the dog corner,i think its called. i read some of them and bawl my head off. Very
cathartic, I guess!


31 posted on 09/13/2012 5:55:31 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: americas.best.days...

32 posted on 09/13/2012 6:05:40 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Well,there go the tears again.

Beautiful dog.


33 posted on 09/13/2012 6:07:29 PM PDT by Mears
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To: americas.best.days...
SEAL
34 posted on 09/13/2012 6:20:38 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Farmer Dean

A book I read a couple of years ago had me laughing and crying at the same time.

A dog, no particular breed, named Enzo tells his story. The book is “The Art of Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog” by Garth Stein.

Most dog lovers would enjoy it.


35 posted on 09/13/2012 6:59:46 PM PDT by chronicles
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To: OldCorps

Dogs are VERY special... always a loving friend.

Woe betide anybody that would eat one. They will get Short Shrift (in November)!


36 posted on 09/13/2012 7:00:57 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Monkey Face
Yes you are correct, my dog and I visited with a man last Saturday in an assisted living facility and he broke my heart. His mind was obviously intact but he had to live there because physically he could not take care of himself. He was so miserable and bored I wanted to cry.

Some of the people can't speak but you can see from their expressions how much they appreciate the dog visit. Hairy and I have been doing this for over a year now and I plan to continue.

The patients don't always tell us how much they enjoy the visits but almost always we will be followed out by a staff member thanking us for coming and telling us how much we raise everyone’s spirits.

37 posted on 09/13/2012 7:06:59 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: chronicles

I loved that book! The Art of Racing In The Rain”. ALL dog owners should read it!


38 posted on 09/13/2012 7:11:29 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: OldCorps

I love the dedication of pets to owners. This is an extreme case but admirable none the less. His human will be waiting for him at the rainbow bridge.


39 posted on 09/13/2012 7:31:20 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Mears

Me too. I didn’t want to cry today but I guess I’m going to.


40 posted on 09/13/2012 7:38:25 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: OldCorps

Good doggie!

Who is a good doggie? You are a good doggie!


41 posted on 09/13/2012 8:46:41 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Daddy always had dogs. Usually ones he took pity on and sometimes ones we got for him. One of the last ones was a small golden shepherd. When Daddy passed away that dog just laid down and died. I don’t think the poor fellow ever moved again.


42 posted on 09/13/2012 9:20:31 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

This picture breaks my heart every time I see it. I’m a 56 year-old guy who doesn’t cry easy at all but this one just kills me....


43 posted on 09/13/2012 10:10:33 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa
The empathy some dogs can show is amazing. Rufus the Poodle can understand when something is not right, and you can see it in his eyes. 3 1/2 years old, yet he has understanding more than many adult humans...



He also has the capacity to smile and show happiness as you can see above
44 posted on 09/13/2012 10:20:10 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB

And the name Rufus is a good name for him, meaning red. My dogs name is Rufus but he’s not red. Named him because of the bark, ruf ruf. He’s quite the dog, very intense and inquisitive. He wants to know and be involved in everything I do. He came to my friends house on the coldest night of many years. I think that someone had let him go because he probably was too much for them to handle, as no owner claimed him. He has been a very wonderful, lively dog that keeps me, my friends, my other dog Sophie and my kitties all on our toes.


45 posted on 09/13/2012 10:54:24 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: OldCorps

DOGS; no greater ally, no friend more loyal.


46 posted on 09/14/2012 1:23:53 AM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: 5th MEB; All

I echo all the sentiments expressed here. Dogs are an indispensible part of my life. They make nme feel closer to God. I love sharing my life with another species with which I have such a deep bond. Truly humbling and amazing.


47 posted on 09/14/2012 7:05:30 AM PDT by austingirl
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To: americas.best.days...
The real Hachiko and his master lived in Japan. Here is Hachiko's statue, outside the train station:


48 posted on 09/14/2012 7:11:27 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

I can’t imagine Paradise being complete without my dogs.


49 posted on 09/14/2012 10:47:14 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: OldCorps
This man Miguel Guzman was very blessed and fortunate to have such a fine dog. I hope Miguel Guzman's family take very good care of Capitan, because Capitan is paying a greater and more honorable tribute to Guzman than most people will ever receive. Mr. Miguel Guzman was a lucky man to have such a friend, second only to my own fuzzy good buddy.
50 posted on 09/16/2012 11:47:08 AM PDT by GregoTX (Federalist)
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