ANIMALS

Loyalty At Its Core: Dog Refuses To Leave Owner's Home 13 Months After He Passed Away

November 29, 2018 13:40

Dogs are wonderful animals. They are well-known for being an important part of homes, acting as companions and best friends.

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There is no doubt that these creatures bring non-quantifiable joy into several lives and this often results in a strong bond between the owner and the dog - a relationship that, if broken, could lead to severe symtoms and grief on both sides. This could be a lack of appetite, insomnia, and apathy, among others.

However, it is believed that they feel much more than that, and the story of this dog who lost his owner is proof of it.

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13 months grieving his dead owner

Ricky was a helpless dog who lived at the outskirts of Mojave with his owner. Unfortunately, his owner and best friend passed away, and Ricky was left by himself. Ricky stayed in the yard, pacing up and down for months, waiting hopelessly for his owner to come back

This happened every single day until 13 months passed.

Ricky was still unwilling to leave when he was finally rescued. On a fateful day, he was discovered by members of the Marley's Mutt Dog Rescue.

They were surprised to find a dog in a completely abandoned building until they heard of Ricky's story, and were moved. Impressed by the dog's loyalty, they went on a quest to find him the best home possible.

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Ricky's story went viral immediately, and many were inspired by his loyalty. A favorite channel shared his story with dog lovers. It was posted alongside a caption which read,

Their loyalty is forever...and beyond,

Several people had a lot of praises for him, while others were more concerned about how he could have been abandoned for 13 months, without anyone to take care of him.

The dog is yet to find a new home, but he is still being taken care of by members of the Marley's Mutt Dog Rescue.

People's reactions

Nonetheless, the loyalty and love displayed by this dog is one that can't be ignored.

It shows how much dogs care for us. Hopefully, this story will inspire many people, and this same love can be reciprocated to these fantastic animals.

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