Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Unwavering

A FORLORN dog refuses to leave the muddy graveside of his owner who was killed in the floods that have brought devastation to Brazil.

Loyal pet Leao was photographed after spending a second day waiting for Cristina Maria Cesario Santana who died in the Teresopolis region.

30 comments:

Tammy said...

Heartbreaking. :(

Hilary said...

Oh that aches..

Caution Flag said...

I'll try to focus on the beauty of that love. Wow.

Trisha said...

What loyalty! I just hope someone is making sure the dog is fed . . . he deserves that much.

Daryl said...

Saw this on the news and it made me cry .. do you know the story of the Japanese professor whose dog waited for him at the train station for years every nite after the professor died while at his office ...

In the Heart of Happy said...

Thanks for sharing that very poignant photo and story. That just breaks my heart.

deborah said...

His heart is breaking, as is mine. Faithfulness is a cherished quality.

Sally said...

Oh my. So very, very sad. :(

Diane said...

Poor little Boo Boo Dog. That is a love to treasure.

Ellen said...

It's a love like no other.

Ann Marie said...

years and years ago i had a little dog who was friends with the neighbors dog..unfortunately my little dog liked to roam and back in those days we were taught that dogs belong outside.. my little dog met an untimely demise on one of his little adventures. After retrieving my little dog and having a proper funeral the neighbors little dog remained at the burial for days. Eventually the neighbor gave up and said if we wanted the dog we could have him. He stayed our dog for the next umpteen years when he finally passed away peacefully of old age.

and just think my kids teacher told him dogs don't go to heaven because they don't have souls... (I told her she needed to look in the mirror)

Donalyn said...

I saw that online earlier today - so sad!

Keetha said...

I can't stand it. That is heartbreaking.

Grandmother said...

Dogs can be our teachers. We have a lot to learn. Thanks for posting it since I missed it.

judi said...

and on the bright side of the page... Dora would do the same for you. and I will still cry.

Egghead said...

Awww that is so sad.

Obi said...

[heart lull]

=( Sweet, beautiful dog.

Snooty Primadona said...

Oh, that is just so heartbreaking! That sweet face...

tj said...

...An angel. *wiping tear* :o\

...Blessings... :o)

Paxie said...

First thought was of what Daryl said. The story of that dog broke my heart and so does this :(

Country Girl said...

Oh, Lord. Hear my prayer.

Country Girl said...

Daryl, I'd never heard that one. Oh!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness. Heartbreaking.

TSannie said...

Daryl, that was made into a movie with Richard Gere - I think the name is Hatchi. It was on Hallmark Channel this week. I refused to watch it. The cry-factor was WAY over the top top top, though it was an feel-good movie from the reviews.

TSannie said...

Actually it is "Hachi, a Dog's Tail"

Nancy said...

That is the most heartbreaking photo. :-(

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Now that is love.

TonjiaT said...

this just broke my heart. I hope someone is caring for this loyal little guy...

Rural Rambler said...

So incredibly sad.

Joanie said...

That makes my heart hurt...