Dogs are amazing in their loyalty and protectiveness when it comes to those they love. And we, the owners would do anything for them. From the best extra large dog beds to their choicest treats, we would give them the world if we could.
Here are a few heartwarming stories of a few canine counterparts that have made generations of dog lovers want to hug their dogs and weep.
- Hachiko: This beautiful golden brown Akita was a usual site at Shibuya station, patiently waiting for his master. When Professor Hidesaburo Ueno passed away from a cerebral hemorrhage, Hachiko still kept coming down to the station in the hopes his master will return one day for 10 years until he passed away.
- Kostya: Kostya, the loyal and loving German shepherd lost his family when his owners died in a car crash. He kept waiting on the same spot on the street for 7 long years. Many tried adopting him to no avail. He never gave up on his family until the citizens found him dead in the woods. A bronze statue was erected in Kostya’s memory on the same spot.
- Ruswarp: Ruswarp belonged to Graham Nutall, an active member fighting against the closure of the Garsdale railway station. One day, Graham went to his usual routine walk in the mountains and never came back. After 11 weeks a search party found Graham’s deceased body guarded by Ruswarp, weak and lonely from starvation. He died later the very same day, having fulfilled his purpose or protecting his master till the very end.
- Bobby: Bobby was a Skye terrier. His master, a night watchman John Gray passed away and was buried in the Greyfairs Kirkyard. Bobby stood guard for 14 years at his master’s gravestone, his love reaching in the afterlife.