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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:17 PM

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

A loyal dog whose owner died late last year has apparently been showing up for Mass every day for the last two months at the church where the funeral was held.

Tommy, a 7-year-old German shepherd, used to accompany his owner, Maria Margherita Lochi, to services at Santa Maria Assunta church in San Donaci, Italy, according to the Daily Mail, and was allowed to sit at her feet.

After Lochi died, the dog "joined mourners at her funeral service" according to locals and "followed after Maria's coffin" as it was carried into the church.

Tommy, a stray who was adopted by Lochi, has been showing up "when the bell rings out to mark the beginning of services" ever since.



http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/loyal-dog-attends-mass-church-funeral-153655088.html

Poor Tommy, he looks so sad in this picture!

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fizzgig Jan 2013 #1
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Stinky The Clown Jan 2013 #3
Curmudgeoness Jan 2013 #4
Auntie Bush Jan 2013 #5

Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:26 PM

1. i seem to have gotten something in my eye

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Response to fizzgig (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:27 PM

2. I know

It cracked me up bad and I don't crack up bad easily.



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Response to CountAllVotes (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 04:06 PM

3. "This is simply who dogs are,"

That dog looks so incredibly sad. Knowing GSDs, that posture is familiar.

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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:21 PM

4. I am glad that they allow him to join them.

He is so pathetic looking....so sad. My heart goes out to him, you can see how much he is mourning.

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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 03:44 PM

5. Reminds me of the movie "Hatachi, A Dogs Tale" with Richard Gere.

A true story of a dog that met his masters 5:00 train for 9 years after his death. I enjoyed it!

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