Capitan, the loyal dog who would lie beside his owner’s grave for the last decade, died at the spot where his human was buried. The 15-year-old German shepherd lived at the side of his owner’s grave in Villa Carlos Paz, a city in Argentina.
According to Daily Sabah Life, Capitan attracted the world’s attention in 2006 when his owner Miquel Guzman died. For several weeks the dog disappeared, but soon the local residents were shocked when they found the dog at his owner’s grave. Guzman had purchased the dog as a puppy for his 13-year-old son Damian in 2005, but the dog had a special love for Miquel. Damian tried to bring Capitan home several times after his father died, but the dog always returned to his master’s grave. No one knows how Capitan even found the grave.
“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,” stated Hector Baccega, the director of the Municipal Cemetery of Villa Carlos Paz. “During the day he sometimes has a walk around the cemetery, but always rushes back to the grave and stays there all night.”
Capitan had been there for the last decade – every day at 6:00 he returned to the grave and stayed the entire night.
Four years ago, Capitan was taken to the vet and had been diagnosed with kidney failure. He was treated for symptoms, but was not a candidate for surgery. At 15-years-old Capitan died.
It is not clear where Capitan will be buried. Latest reports suggests the German shepherd should be cremated and his ashes buried beneath a monument where locals could pay tribute. This writer thinks his ashes should be buried next to Miquel Guzman and the two can now be back together. Thoughts?
Rest in peace Capitan.
Check out the heartwarming video of Capitan and Miquel Guzman together:
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