Loyal dog continues to attend mass at church where owner’s funeral was held

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    Jan 17, 2013 4:23 PM GMT
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    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/loyal-dog-attends-mass-church-funeral-153655088.html

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    Jan 17, 2013 4:32 PM GMT
    Are you trying to make people cry this morning?
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    Jan 17, 2013 5:06 PM GMT
    Reminds me of Hachi:

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    Jan 17, 2013 5:07 PM GMT
    =( puppy... *tear*
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    Jan 17, 2013 5:09 PM GMT
    Canine loyalty often triumphs over homosapian loyalty.



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    Jan 17, 2013 5:12 PM GMT
    rnch saidCanine loyalty often triumphs over homosapian loyalty.

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    Or over homosexual loyality. icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 17, 2013 5:15 PM GMT
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    rnch saidCanine loyalty often triumphs over homosapian loyalty.

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    Or over homosexual loyality. icon_sad.gif


    WTF is "homosexual loyalty"?
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    Jan 17, 2013 5:16 PM GMT
    On the other hand...

    Florida man run over, killed after dog pushes vehicle's accelerator

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/17/16563704-florida-man-run-over-killed-after-dog-pushes-vehicles-accelerator?lite
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    Jan 17, 2013 5:17 PM GMT
    torrentprime said
    ART_DECO said
    rnch saidCanine loyalty often triumphs over homosapian loyalty.

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    Or over homosexual loyality. icon_sad.gif


    WTF is "homosexual loyalty"?


    I'll show you Torrent. ;)
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    torrentprime said
    ART_DECO said
    rnch saidCanine loyalty often triumphs over homosapian loyalty.

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    Or over homosexual loyality. icon_sad.gif

    WTF is "homosexual loyalty"?

    Meaning, my dear, that sometimes a dog is more loyal than your gay BF. In fact, I think that's the case more often than not. icon_razz.gif
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    Meaning my dear, that sometimes a dog is more loyal than your gay BF. In fact, I think that's the case more often than not. icon_razz.gif
    My dog is more loyal to me than my parents!
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    Jan 17, 2013 5:24 PM GMT
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    ART_DECO said
    Meaning, my dear, that sometimes a dog is more loyal than your gay BF. In fact, I think that's the case more often than not. icon_razz.gif
    My dog is more loyal to me than my parents!

    Well there you are! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 17, 2013 5:27 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    RadRTT said
    ART_DECO said
    Meaning, my dear, that sometimes a dog is more loyal than your gay BF. In fact, I think that's the case more often than not. icon_razz.gif
    My dog is more loyal to me than my parents!

    Well there you are! icon_biggrin.gif
    My puppy is laying on my right now...life is good icon_smile.gif
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    RadRTT said
    ART_DECO said
    RadRTT said
    ART_DECO said
    Meaning, my dear, that sometimes a dog is more loyal than your gay BF. In fact, I think that's the case more often than not. icon_razz.gif
    My dog is more loyal to me than my parents!

    Well there you are! icon_biggrin.gif
    My puppy is laying on me right now...life is good icon_smile.gif

    Indeed, and puppies are good. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 17, 2013 5:30 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    rnch saidCanine loyalty often triumphs over homosapian loyalty.

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    Or over homosexual loyality. icon_sad.gif




    is there such a thing anymore? VERY rare indeed icon_exclaim.gif
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    Jan 17, 2013 5:30 PM GMT
    OK, let's not get carried away with this. The dog attended mass weekly, for years. People feed and water it, and it's become accustomed to this behavior. It has not, however, made the cognitive leap that the article implies, that it is here to find its owner.

    Now, dogs do grieve loss and will guard the corpse of their companion--this is observed in the wild as well--but eventually they give up once the stench becomes overwhelming.

    The humans in the church will continue to reinforce this behavior, because it brings them comfort to know that someone (even a dog) will miss them when they go. But it's important to know, the loyalty being expressed here is by the humans, not the dog. This church is part of his territory, and they even ring a friggen dinner bell for him. He just has to sit through that boring friggen service and then violá! Dinner.
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    Jan 17, 2013 5:33 PM GMT
    desertmuscl saidReminds me of Hachi:



    I just learned about this, but the original Japanese story. They even built a statue of the dog to honor it. So great!
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    Jan 17, 2013 5:41 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidOK, let's not get carried away with this. The dog attended mass weekly, for years. People feed and water it, and it's become accustomed to this behavior. It has not, however, made the cognitive leap that the article implies, that it is here to find its owner.

    Now, dogs do grieve loss and will guard the corpse of their companion--this is observed in the wild as well--but eventually they give up once the stench becomes overwhelming.

    The humans in the church will continue to reinforce this behavior, because it brings them comfort to know that someone (even a dog) will miss them when they go. But it's important to know, the loyalty being expressed here is by the humans, not the dog. This church is part of his territory, and they even ring a friggen dinner bell for him. He just has to sit through that boring friggen service and then violá! Dinner.
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    Yeah, your analysis is probably correct.

    But I have to think on some level this dog misses its owner. As I miss my late partner, and my late parents, and others who have gone before me.

    Please don't dismiss loss, even with this simple dog. I think it experiences loss, even as we do. Maybe not that he can express it as we do, post it here online, but I think he feels some loss in some way. And for that I empathize with him. icon_cry.gif
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    Jan 17, 2013 5:44 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidOK, let's not get carried away with this. The dog attended mass weekly, for years. People feed and water it, and it's become accustomed to this behavior. It has not, however, made the cognitive leap that the article implies, that it is here to find its owner.

    Now, dogs do grieve loss and will guard the corpse of their companion--this is observed in the wild as well--but eventually they give up once the stench becomes overwhelming.

    The humans in the church will continue to reinforce this behavior, because it brings them comfort to know that someone (even a dog) will miss them when they go. But it's important to know, the loyalty being expressed here is by the humans, not the dog. This church is part of his territory, and they even ring a friggen dinner bell for him. He just has to sit through that boring friggen service and then violá! Dinner.


    Thank the gods and FSM for rational analysis.
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    Jan 17, 2013 5:44 PM GMT
    Does the dog regularly see the statue of the Virgin Mary weeping too?
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    Jan 17, 2013 5:47 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting!
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    Jan 17, 2013 5:54 PM GMT
    torrentprime said
    ART_DECO said
    rnch saidCanine loyalty often triumphs over homosapian loyalty.

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    Or over homosexual loyality. icon_sad.gif


    WTF is "homosexual loyalty"?


    ...Didn't know there was such a thing . . .
  • owen19832006

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    Jan 17, 2013 5:54 PM GMT
    thanks for posting, thats just beautiful. as the proud owner of 3 girl dogs i know they love you no matter what!
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    Jan 17, 2013 5:56 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidOK, let's not get carried away with this. The dog attended mass weekly, for years. People feed and water it, and it's become accustomed to this behavior. It has not, however, made the cognitive leap that the article implies, that it is here to find its owner.

    Now, dogs do grieve loss and will guard the corpse of their companion--this is observed in the wild as well--but eventually they give up once the stench becomes overwhelming.

    The humans in the church will continue to reinforce this behavior, because it brings them comfort to know that someone (even a dog) will miss them when they go. But it's important to know, the loyalty being expressed here is by the humans, not the dog. This church is part of his territory, and they even ring a friggen dinner bell for him. He just has to sit through that boring friggen service and then violá! Dinner.


    I disagree with you , my father's neighbour has a small mixed breed dog , he really was his wife's pooch , after she passed away 6 months ago , the dog started to spend all his time laying down by the bed where she died in ,(she passed away at home after a short sickness) . Since that day , the dog has been sleeping on top of the blanket she was using while she was bedridden for that fortright long cancer , he is taking that blanket wherevever he goes , when taking outside for a walk or for a drive to an errand , he leaves the blanket by the entrance door , upon return , he picks up the blanket again .This little pooch is grieving , no bloody doubt in my mind , i have seen him many times going back to her bed , and looking if she is there . For days after her death , he stayed by her bed , refused to eat and only got out thru the doggie door for bathroom breaks . My father told me the little doggie is just starting to overcome his grief , but he doesn't want to give the blanket up !
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    Jan 17, 2013 6:02 PM GMT
    wellwell said
    torrentprime said
    ART_DECO said
    rnch saidCanine loyalty often triumphs over homosapian loyalty.

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    Or over homosexual loyality. icon_sad.gif


    WTF is "homosexual loyalty"?


    ...Didn't know there was such a thing . . .


    You know: it's like "ginger loyalty" or "people who are left-handed loyalty" or "tall brunette British asthmatic diabetic" loyalty.