15 Heartwarming Stories About The Loyalty of Dogs
6What made Fido famous?
An Italian dog named Fido acquired immense fame for his loyalty in the 40s. During the second World War, an Italian city was being attacked, which allegedly killed of the owner of Fido. His master was in the military, and every evening Fido would wait for his master at the bus stop. When one day, after the attack, Fido’s owner did not return, he went back home in a state of despair. But he would return to the bus stop at the same time every day for the next 14 years to wait for his master. History says that Fido, in fact, died at the bus stop, while waiting for his owner.
7The royal pet
Are you aware of the Indian king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, who was famous for his valour? He had a mixed breed dog named Waghya. According to legend, Waghya was so sad after his master’s death that he jumped into the fire which was burning Shivaji’s corpse. Since then, Waghya has become a symbol of loyalty and faith and even had his statue erected beside Shivaji’s tomb in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
8The pet who went to church
A pet dog named Tommy would always visit church with his owner, Margherita Lochi, in Italy. After she passed away, Tommy would go to church regularly and sit by the altar where he would always sit with Margherita. The pastor at the church once said about Tommy, “he waits patiently by the side of the altar and just sits there quietly. I didn’t have the heart to throw him out—I’ve just recently lost my own dog, so I leave him there until Mass finishes and then I let him out.” Tommy passed away in 2014 after battling a grave illness.
9The guard dog
An Argentinian man named Bernardo was stuck in the middle of a snowstorm and met his end. His dog Tolero guarded his corpse for four days and stood by it. A Chilean paper reported that Talero even kept the corpse from being attacked by the animals in the forest who were coming onto his dead owner. The dog also went to hunt small animals to eat for his own survival, and at night he would sleep beside Bernardo’s corpse. And even when the cops arrived to take away the body he barked loudly as he could not understand what was going on.
10The dog who returned
In 1923, a dog named Bobbie was separated from his owner’s family while on a trip to Indiana. The family conducted an extensive search when they couldn’t find Bobbie, they had to give up, and returned to their hometown Oregon. But Bobbie came back to the family 6 months later, and arrived at their doorstep. He had covered a journey of more than 4,000 km. This is one of the most surprising feats ever accomplished by a pet.