The loyal dog never budged from his spot..
This story is about a loyal dog’s faithful vigil by his owner’s grave, which has unfortunately came to an end – after 11 long years. The dog, Capitan, began living at the cemetery after his owner, Miguel Guzman, had passed away back in 2006. The dog would even sleep beside his former owner’s graveside every night. Capitan crossed the rainbow bridge by his human’s graveside – he was 15-years-old. The dog had passed away due to kidney failure.
Capitan’s remarkable story of loyalty began back on 24 March 2006, when his owner, Miguel, had died. When Capitán realized Miguel was no longer at home, he left to search for him. Miraculously, he had managed to track down Miguel’s grave which was located in the nearby Municipal Cemetery of Villa Carlos Paz in Cordoba, Argentina! Every day at 6 pm, Capitan would lay by Miguel’s headstone, resting there for the night until morning came.
Back in 2005, Miguel had brought Capitán, a German Shepherd mix, home as a surprise for his son Damián. When Capitán disappeared just after her husband’s death, his wife Veronica and Damián searched for him, but to no avail. When Damien went to visit his father in the cemetery, Capitán was there. No one knew how Capitán had discovered where Miguel was laid to rest, either. His family tried to bring Capitán home, the dog only refused. Capitán would always return to the cemetery soon after.