Having spent much time together, a dog grieved for his beloved owner after he passed away. It seemed like the dog couldn’t cope with the loss and continued to visit his master’s grave every day after the funeral.
Cesur the dog lost his beloved master in January 2017. Having spent two years together as a companion for his owner, 79-year-old Mehmet Ilhan, the loyal dog was left heartbroken. Ilhan had died at a hospital near his home in Bursa, Turkey, after being paralyzed for many years from an illness.
Babamin evden camiye. Cenaze namazindan defin olana kadar basindan ayrilmayan cesur. Ibret olsun bazilarina diye paylasiyorum.
“Because of my father’s paralysis, they had a different kind of connection. When my father was in the hospital during his last days, Cesur stopped eating,” Ilhan’s son, Ali, told The Dodo.
When Ilhan’s body arrived home, the loyal dog was close by and refused to move. He even led the way when a procession formed to carry the coffin to the funeral site. At the funeral, Cesur was seen with his head bowed as he sat by the coffin, and was in this position the entire time.
On Cesur’s behavior, Ali said, “Nobody could touch him until my father was taken to the grave and was buried.”
Cesur also witnessed Ilhan being buried. “He wouldn’t move away from the coffin, not even an inch, at the funeral and then he followed us to the cemetery and waited until he had been buried,” Ali said, according to MailOnline.
After Ilhan’s death, Cesur has been living with Ali, but he still thinks of his beloved owner.
“He loved the dog and took very good care of him and I think Cesur is just sad because he is missing him,” Ali said.
Ali began to notice Cesur leaving home after he left for work and decided to follow him one day. Cesur had been going to the burial site to visit his late master.
“The people who work in the cemetery say the first thing he does in the morning is visit the grave of my father,” Ali said.
“Nowadays he visits the grave every day because he can’t seem to get used to the absence of my father,” Ali added.
Though no one knows when Cesur will ever be able to get over the loss, Ali continues to look after him. “Cesur has always been a noble animal. He will live with me from now on.”
Cesur was not the only dog that remained loyal even after its owner’s death.
On April 4, 2019, in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, a dog was captured curling up next to the body of its owner on the train tracks of Montemorelos. Apparently, the dog was devastated by the tragic death of its owner, Victor Reyna Vazquez, aged 57, who had been drinking near the train tracks when he was run over by a train early in the morning.
The dog refused to leave its owner and even bit the police officers and paramedics when they tried to intervene in its quiet vigil. But eventually, Vazquez’s body was recovered, and the dog was gently removed from its companion.
Este perrito cuida el cuerpo de su dueño luego de morir tras ser atropellado por el tren en Montemorelos. 😭 pic.twitter.com/UvgTttZN29
— Yari Edebaldo (@yari_trevino) April 4, 2019