Faithful Till The End: The Touching Story Of A Loyal Dog That Never Stopped Visiting His Master's Grave

January 25, 2019

Loyalty is a rare virtue. We all look for it in everyone we meet and often find it in dogs. Beyond every shadow of a doubt, these animals are among the most loyal species on Earth. 

What propels a dog's loyalty?

According to Purina, the simplest explanation for a dog's loyalty is the food and shelter you provide it with.

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Psychologically, dogs are pack animals and have this longing to belong to a group, so, for a dog, your family is their pack. However, this is not the only explanation given as to why a dog is loyal.

An experiment in 2005 showed that dogs reacted more strongly to the scent of their owners. Part of the brain associated with enjoyment and positive emotions lit up when a dog perceives their master's scent.

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Also, some dogs are more loyal than others, depending on their breed.

Heart-broken Cesur stays faithful to master even in death

This story of the dog named Cesur is nothing short of inspiring as he has shown unconditional love towards his master, even after his demise.  

Little Cesur lost his 79-year old master, Mehmet Ilhan. Mehmet died after years suffering from an illness that left him paralyzed. While he was alive he lived with Cesur in Bursa, Turkey. Mehmet's son, Ali, talked to The Dodo about Cesur and his father’s relationship:

“Because of my father's paralysis, they had a different kind of connection. When my father was in the hospital during his last days, Cesur stopped eating.”

Cesur was left heartbroken by Mehmet's death. The grieving dog ensured that he stayed by his master's side even in death.

He remained close by when his master's body arrived home. Little Cesur also led the procession that was carrying the coffin to a local mosque for the funeral.

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Although laying Mehmet to rest might have brought closure to Cesur, his heart still yearned for his master as he continued visiting his dead owner after the funeral.

Ali noticed that the poor dog went out every morning on his way to work, and so he decided to follow him one day. To his surprise, Cesur was visiting his father’s grave.

“The people who work in the cemetery say the first thing he does in the morning is visit the grave of my father.”

What a loyal dog!

No one knows how long little Cesur will keep up this routine of visiting his master's grave. However, Ali has promised that Cesur would not bear his pain alone.

3 Amazing facts about pets and their owners

Here are some surprising facts about pets and their owners:

1. Owners of more aggressive dog breeds are more hostile. Your dog is who you are:

2. People choose pets that are an extension of themselves. If we choose friends and partners with similar interest, it is possible that we also select pets we share some attributes with.

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3. Owning a dog makes you healthier. This is because having a dog gets you outdoors, walking, and, as you know, taking walks is good for the heart.

Dogs are extraordinary creatures. Having one guarantees that someone will always have your back, just like Cesur had Mehmet’s. We hope the loyal pup returns to his happy self soon, as his owner would want nothing else!

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