A faithful dog doesn’t leave his owner’s grave after passing away until they found out why. There are countless reasons why dogs are considered to be man’s best friend. They offer love, loyalty and companionship, and anyone who has ever formed a special bond with a dog can attest to the symbiotic relationship between humans and canines. But what happens to a dog when he loses his best friend? You’ll never have a more loyal friend than a dog.
Who else will greet you with such joy after a hard day, or show such sorrow when you have to leave the house again? Dogs are big hearted creatures than humans. They think with their hearts rather than brains like us. I guess that’s the reason they’re far more loyal than humans. Not only are dogs loyal, but they infuse the spirit of loyalty in humans living with them as well.
Dogs are pack animals and are devoted to their pack. The underlying basis behind this is an integral part of their ecological and biological evolution. Humans live in a family system to collaborate. However, dogs live in packs to compete and to survive. Dogs are true scavengers by nature.
They scavenge at hunting packs, and most importantly, they depend on each other to survive. They remain dependent on their pack for safety from other predators. And because survivability has been one of the most basic and dominant part of their evolution, they have remained loyal to the pack that they belong to. Humans have been more survivable. Their biological and psychological needs are much more complex, and so a human’s loyalty cannot be placed under the same parameter as that of a dog.
A dog will consider its human as a part of his pack, maybe even an Alpha. This makes a dog so loyal to humans. They will protect you, be affectionate and gentle towards you, and bond with you like not even a human possibly can. They will also bring out the same emotions and spirit among their humans as well. Having them around will make you happier, patient, loyal, resilient and goofy.
Like them, pet dogs are mostly affectionate and quite caring in our happy and in our sad moments as well. They guard the house very vigilantly. Sometimes they overdo it by shouting at harmless passers by. However, many of us might have seen pet dogs eating cakes not meant for them. A pet dog to whom I hadn’t done anything bit me, possibly its owner had given it alcohol.
Humans, especially family and friends, expect a more complex kind of loyalty from us. A spouse wants sexual loyalty and companionship through difficulties. True friends provide a loyal support system. Employers want contract conditions to be followed. Humans with good conscience are loyal, some humans betray, and the pain is hard to bear.
Sometimes betrayal impacts the victim’s life so deeply and so broadly that they get jolted off. Animals who are sentient beings too often comfort us in such low phases. It becomes natural to feel that dogs are better at emotional comforting. Once they are part of your pack or you theirs, they’ll stick with you till the end of time. They say that dog is man’s best friend, and this couldn’t be more true when looking at this heart wrenching story of Captain the German Shepherd Mix, who stayed at his owner’s grave for eleven years before sadly passing away.
The 15 year old German Shepherd lived at the side of his owner’s grave in Villa Carlos Paz, a city in Argentina. On Monday, February 19, Capitan was found dead in the bathrooms of the Cemetery after struggling with renal failure. Veterinarian Christian Semples said to Argentinian newspaper Lafaze. The dog had an insufficient kidney that slowed him down since he was four years old, and for that he was getting special food that the people at Fua Fundes Protectora the animals gave him. Sadly, his age and condition got the best of them.
We were going to hospitalize him, but he would have died at the veterinarians and so we preferred to let him be and attend to him in the Cemetery where he lived and felt calm. It was reported that before his death, not only did he have troubles with his kidneys, causing him to often throw up, but he also had trouble walking, having lost vision in one of his eyes. Miguel Guzman died in 2006, and loyal Capitan has guarded his grave since. A week later, Mr. Guzman’s family went to pay their respects at his tomb and found the heartbroken Hound sitting there howling.
Since then, the grieving dog has rarely left the spot at the Cemetery. Mr. Guzman bought Capitan as a present for his 13 year old son, Damien, in 2005, but died suddenly in March. The next year. When his family returned from the funeral, Capitan was gone.
Mr. Guzman’s widow, Veronica, was today reported as saying, we searched for him, but he had vanished. 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.
We’d never taken him to the Cemetery, so it’s a mystery how he managed to find the place. We went back there next Sunday and he was there again. This time he followed us home and spent a bit of time with us, but then went back to the Cemetery before it started getting dark. I don’t think he wanted to leave Miguel on His Own at Night Cemetery director Hector Basinga remembers the day that he first saw the dog. He said 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.
During the day, he sometimes has a walk around the Cemetery but always rushes back to the grave. And every day at 06:00 sharp, he lies down on top of the grave and stays there all night, Mr. Basenga said. The staff at the Cemetery in Villa Carlos Paz, central Argentina, are now feeding and taking care of Capitan, Mr. Guzman’s son, Damian, said.
I’ve tried to bring Capitan home several times, but he always comes straight back to the cemetery. I think he’s going to be there until he dies, too. He’s looking after my dad. Captain follows in the tracks of Han Chico, an Akita dog which is said to have waited in Tokyo’s train station for its master to return each day for nine years, from May 1925, following owner Hidesa Boro Juno’s death at work. From there he was transferred to the village for the wake and from there directly to the Cemetery.
He did not return to his house and he did not see the dog again. The big mystery is how Capitan didn’t forget the scent of his master’s scent for months after his death. The veterinarian who looked after Captain during his final days, Christian Stimples, told reporters the dog had been receiving treatment for chronic kidney failure for several years, Stimpels said. We had detected the kidney problem four years ago, and all this time he had been taken care of with special food and medicine. He’s an iconic dog in Carlos Paws, and since he lived most of his life in the Cemetery, we decided he should die there, too.
He was buried the same day and there was not much else we could do. Carlos Paws town members have compared Captain to Japan’s Hachiko, the Akita dog who waited for his owner at their meeting point at the train station for nine years after his death. The most famous tale of a dog’s devotion beyond the grave is Grayfried Bobby, a sky terrier which allegedly spent 14 years guarding the Edinburgh grave of John Gray, dying itself in January 1872. A statue and commemorative fountain was built at the Southern end of the George IV Bridge. Dogs are considered to be the only animal to love their master more than themselves.
They function by a reward center stimuli functioning in their brains called the cadat nucleus, which controls the unconditional affection towards their loved ones. Studies have shown that looking a dog in the eyes can boost levels of oxytocin, a hormone involved in social bonding in both the person and the dog. Biting a dog on their neck is considered the best and most loving way of proving your affection. The harder the love bite is, the closer the bond grows. Dogs are descendants of Wolves and other wild canines.
These animals function within a pack structure. This means there’s a leader and then subordinates in the group. Originally, scientists theorized that there’s always an Alpha male who looks after the pack. But these studies weren’t performed in the wild, and it turns out Wolves social structures are a lot different. Packs are usually centered around families, and now scientists know that the original Alpha male theories are wrong.
As for modern domesticated dogs, a lot of the pack instincts that you see in Wolves and wild dogs have been bred out of them, but there are still some that stick around. The social structure inside your house is fairly similar to that of a wild pack. Your dog looks up to you as a leader, which is one reason why he’s so loyal. This will include everyone in the household, including babies and cats. The exception to this is if someone in the house Is threatening someone else in the house, Then the dog will be loyal to the one that treats him.
The best animals are not naturally cruel. This is a trait that is unique to humans. Animals that are cruel learned that behavior from people. It’s taken thousands of years, but dogs have been bred specifically to be loyal. When humans started domesticating dogs, One of the main reasons for this Was for the dogs to work.