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Sunday
Sep222013

What (Wo)Man's Best Friend Can Teach Us About Being Heartfelt

Loyal Dog Attends Church of His Deceased Owner Every Day

A German Shepherd Dog who was adopted by a woman as a stray, has been attending the church they visited together every day since she died. The loyal dog named Ciccio was rescued by 57-year-old Maria Margherita Lochi after she found him abandoned in a field near her home in San Donaci near Brindisi, Italy.

The 7-year-old dog was her faithful companion. Locals said that Maria spent her life adopting stray animals but she was particularly close to Ciccio who would walk with her to church every day. The priest allowed Ciccio to sit and wait by Maria's feet during service.

So when she died two months ago, Ciccio joined mourners at her funeral service. He followed after Maria's coffin as it was carried into the Santa Maria Assunta church. Since then he appears at the same church, arriving when the bell rings out to mark the beginning of services, as he did for years with Maria.

Read more at http://www.dogheirs.com/larne/posts/2618-loyal-dog-attends-church-of-his-deceased-owner-every-day#q9xZrWWCBKzrz1vX.99

A German Shepherd Dog who was adopted by a woman as a stray, has been attending the church they visited together every day since she died. The loyal dog named Ciccio was rescued by 57-year-old Maria Margherita Lochi after she found him abandoned in a field near her home in San Donaci near Brindisi, Italy. The 7-year-old dog was her faithful companion. Locals said that Maria spent her life adopting stray animals but she was particularly close to Ciccio who would walk with her to church every day. The priest allowed Ciccio to sit and wait by Maria's feet during service. So when she died two months ago, Ciccio joined mourners at her funeral service. He followed after Maria's coffin as it was carried into the Santa Maria Assunta church. Since then he appears at the same church, arriving when the bell rings out to mark the beginning of services, as he did for years with Maria.
Read more at http://www.dogheirs.com/larne/posts/2618-loyal-dog-attends-church-of-his-deceased-owner-every-day#q9xZrWWCBKzrz1vX.99
A German Shepherd Dog who was adopted by a woman as a stray, has been attending the church they visited together every day since she died. The loyal dog named Ciccio was rescued by 57-year-old Maria Margherita Lochi after she found him abandoned in a field near her home in San Donaci near Brindisi, Italy. The 7-year-old dog was her faithful companion. Locals said that Maria spent her life adopting stray animals but she was particularly close to Ciccio who would walk with her to church every day. The priest allowed Ciccio to sit and wait by Maria's feet during service. So when she died two months ago, Ciccio joined mourners at her funeral service. He followed after Maria's coffin as it was carried into the Santa Maria Assunta church. Since then he appears at the same church, arriving when the bell rings out to mark the beginning of services, as he did for years with Maria.
Read more at http://www.dogheirs.com/larne/posts/2618-loyal-dog-attends-church-of-his-deceased-owner-every-day#q9xZrWWCBKzrz1vX.99
A German Shepherd Dog who was adopted by a woman as a stray, has been attending the church they visited together every day since she died. The loyal dog named Ciccio was rescued by 57-year-old Maria Margherita Lochi after she found him abandoned in a field near her home in San Donaci near Brindisi, Italy. The 7-year-old dog was her faithful companion. Locals said that Maria spent her life adopting stray animals but she was particularly close to Ciccio who would walk with her to church every day. The priest allowed Ciccio to sit and wait by Maria's feet during service. So when she died two months ago, Ciccio joined mourners at her funeral service. He followed after Maria's coffin as it was carried into the Santa Maria Assunta church. Since then he appears at the same church, arriving when the bell rings out to mark the beginning of services, as he did for years with Maria.
Read more at http://www.dogheirs.com/larne/posts/2618-loyal-dog-attends-church-of-his-deceased-owner-every-day#q9xZrWWCBKzrz1vX.99

Reader Comments (1)

Pets teach much about life and love.

Ciccio was obviously a loyal, loving companion. Just wanted the opportunity. Maria was gracious in taking her friend in offering her love what was once missing for the stray dog. The relationship they shared must have been something truly special. I'll bet they experienced many fond, precious memories together.

So, their lesson here? Perhaps showing sincere interest. That, "you matter".

September 24, 2013 | Registered CommenterMark Johnson
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