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Dog Won’t Leave Companion’s Grave

By Lisa Spector, Canine Music Expert, Juilliard Graduate, and co-founder of Through a Dogs Ear.

I’ve written about a dog in the United States who attended the funeral of his person, a Navy Seal, and wouldn’t leave the casket. More recently, a faithful dog in China hasn’t left the grave where his person was recently buried, not even to eat or go for a walk. After seven days of him not budging for anything, local residents stopped trying to coerce him away and continue to bring him food and water. If he chooses to stay and mourn, they will build him a kennel graveside. Watch this heart warming video, which I first viewed at

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Lisa Spector

Lisa Spector is a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and canine music expert. She is co-founder of Through a Dog's Ear, the first music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system. Their new high-tech pet gadget, iCalmDog, is the portable solution to canine anxiety. Lisa shares her home and her heart with her two "career change" Labrador Retrievers from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Sanchez and Gina. Follow Lisa's blog here.


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3:58AM PDT on Jul 23, 2013

This is the tight

12:51AM PDT on Sep 21, 2012

Amazing and beautiful dog. . . . . . .

10:02PM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

oh my! another amazing & loyal dog guarding his owner!! this show that how much animals such as dog have emotions and indeed very loving angels towards human.

6:44AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

What a true and loyal friend. I'm sad that he can't move on though. Happy to know that people are caring for him. Thx so much for posting.

6:38AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

Touching story.

6:36AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

Sad story, loyal dog. Glad local residents feed him. Thanks for sharing.

1:31PM PDT on Sep 19, 2012

A sad story.

11:59AM PDT on Sep 19, 2012


11:51AM PDT on Sep 19, 2012

Very sad this. Wish there was some way to help these dogs able to carry on without their dead masters.

11:03AM PDT on Sep 19, 2012

a sad life for a dog though they are ever hopeful, my dog who begs is a good example of this.

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I guess that one is a big 'if-y'. Depending on pet behavior.


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