True Love and Loyalty
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    


Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Discussion Forums > The Club House > True Love and Loyalty

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-24-2014, 02:19 PM   #1
Devil's Advocate and Provocateur
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TekGreg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cincinnati,OH
Posts: 1,947
Liked 1407 Times on 741 Posts
Likes Given: 621

Default True Love and Loyalty

I found this on FaceBook and thought you'd find it interesting.

Quote:
For the past 6 years, a dog named Capitán has slept on the grave of his owner every night. His owner, Miguel Guzmán died in 2006 and Capitán disappeared shortly after the family attended the funeral services. They searched everywhere and put out flyers to try and find him. But no one had seen him.A week later, some people who were at the cemetery late one evening spotted Capitán laying on a grave and they contacted the grounds keeper at the cemetery. The cemetery notified the family who promptly came to pick him up and take him home. But each night he would cry and scratch frantically at the door to go out and he wouldn't return home until morning. It was later discovered that Capitán would walk the 3 miles back to the cemetary each night to guard his master's grave.It has been nearly 7 years now. The cemetery does not close the gates until he arrives each night promptly at 6 pm. He sleeps there all night guarding the grave until the grounds keeper opens the gate in the morning. www.WorldTruth.TV


__________________
.
.
“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem." (I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.). Thomas Jefferson

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

-Edmund Burke, Loosely translated from Thoughts on the Cause of Present Discontents. (1770)
TekGreg is offline  
7
People Like This 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 05-25-2014, 01:03 PM   #2
RIP my good and faithful dog.
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
winds-of-change's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 24,849
Liked 8448 Times on 5050 Posts
Likes Given: 11007

Default

I'm not kidding, that made me cry.


__________________
Honor Student: School of Hard Knocks
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Quando Omni Flunkus Moritatus
winds-of-change is offline  
shadecorp Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 03:45 AM   #3
Devil's Advocate and Provocateur
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TekGreg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cincinnati,OH
Posts: 1,947
Liked 1407 Times on 741 Posts
Likes Given: 621

Default

I knew you'd love this one, Winds! It did the same for my wife as well. Men can't admit to crying, but i imagine it got a few on here as well.
__________________
.
.
“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem." (I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.). Thomas Jefferson

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

-Edmund Burke, Loosely translated from Thoughts on the Cause of Present Discontents. (1770)
TekGreg is offline  
shadecorp Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 04:46 AM   #4
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 0
Liked 22220 Times on 12454 Posts
Likes Given: 53672

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TekGreg View Post
I knew you'd love this one, Winds! It did the same for my wife as well. Men can't admit to crying, but i imagine it got a few on here as well.
hey, i got dust in my eyes.

seriously, that's loyalty. that dog loved his master without a doubt.
Axxe55 is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 04:51 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,698
Liked 2610 Times on 1483 Posts
Likes Given: 2004

Default

Google " Greyfriar's Bobby "...
therewolf is offline  
winds-of-change Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 05:19 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Vancouver,WA
Posts: 6,165
Liked 5011 Times on 2430 Posts
Likes Given: 1601

Default

We don't call them "mans best friend" for nothing.
Tackleberry1 is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 06:33 AM   #7
RIP my good and faithful dog.
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
winds-of-change's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 24,849
Liked 8448 Times on 5050 Posts
Likes Given: 11007

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by therewolf View Post
Google " Greyfriar's Bobby "...
I am familiar with that dog and his story. There is also Hatchiko. It was made into a movie starring Richard Gere.....Hatchi. Also a true story from Japan. I watched that movie with Balota and I cried like a baby. It was a little embarrassing.

I think dogs and animals in general have more emotion than we know.
__________________
Honor Student: School of Hard Knocks
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Quando Omni Flunkus Moritatus
winds-of-change is offline  
Axxe55 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 09:36 AM   #8
Big TOW
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
WebleyFosbery38's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Irish Settlement CNY
Posts: 7,050
Liked 7787 Times on 3985 Posts
Likes Given: 8864

Default

Humans are gullible but dogs are not. Everything a dog does is sincere, only humans act. Of those I love who have passed over the years, I can honestly say, as a whole, I miss my past doggies most! Skipper, Socrates, Bogwan and Courty were the best friends a guy could ever have, My little Matty dog is quickly earning her way to the hall of fame (Though my wife may not always agree, specially when she oops on the rug).

Winds, I do tear here and there and this one earned a few tears of respect from me!
WebleyFosbery38 is online now  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2014, 09:44 AM   #9
disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED...
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DrFootball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Northern Arizona(Fmr. NYC & L.I.)
Posts: 8,039
Liked 3380 Times on 2286 Posts
Likes Given: 710

Default

Yeah, I'm a Big Mush over stuff like that too,....


Sent from my iPhone using Firearms Talk
__________________
askdrfootball@gmail.com

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will." Vince Lombardi

"No One, and I MEAN NO ONE Craps on me and Gets away with it!!! Those days are gone...
DrFootball is offline  
Axxe55 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2014, 05:24 AM   #10
Not Unsafe Act Compliant!
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kfox75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Wrong side of the tracks, Erie PA,
Posts: 3,162
Liked 2100 Times on 1290 Posts
Likes Given: 11829

Default

Hey. When you folks are done with 'em, pass me the Kleenexes please.......

Rrminds me of when I got sick in November of 2005. Those who have been around here for a while know that I am an amputee. The short version is I got an infection in my left foot that went gangrenous, and they had to cut part of it off. I also had the start of blood poisoning from the fact that (Yep, I'm a dumb azz on this count ) I had gone to work for close to 2 weeks with gangrene.

What I have never told on here is what follows.

I was in the hospital for close to 2 months, on top of being sick for a month prior to me admiting myself. i had a Golden Retriever mix named Lady at the time who i had kept when wife #1 left me 4 years earlier. I had rasied the dog from about 6 months on when i got her as an emaciated pup with a broken leg and ribs, so I was the one she had bonded with.

Imagine if you will, what had to be going through the dogs mind when i left for work that morning, smelling like death ( had a dream the night before where I answered a knock at my door to find the Grim Reaper standing there. told him to eff off, and went back to bed. At least I think it was a dream.)I was told when my blood work came in, that by all rights, I should have been wheeled in on a gurney, instead of walking in like I did, and that I, quite frankly, should be dead or comatose. I have no doubts that , to my dog, I smelled dead.

I spent a week in the local hospital, and then I was transfered to a region trauma center in Buffalo, where the first of 2 surgeries were performed on my foot. During this time, my wife, dad, step-mother, grandfather, grandmother, and a couple of my uncles were going back and forth to visit and bring me more books and clothes. I would call home once every couple of days, and in person and on the phone I would ask how my dog was doing. No one would tell me anything more than "alright" or "Just fine." i knew something was wrong, but they did not want to worry me. that in it's self told me something wasn't right.

About a week before Christmas, I was sent home, and my wife drove up to mget me with my truck. On the way home, no mention of Lady was made, so i was preparing myself for the worst. She backed the truck into the driveway, and I saw the upper apartment door open. I saw my daughter coming down the stairs, and saw a flash of yellow head for the driver's side door. I opened my door, and saw the dog's tail coming around the front of my truck. What happened next was sad, touching, and terrible aall at the same time.

When I had gone into the hospital, Lady was just over 100 pounds, and she still had all of her fur. The dog that I saw was around 70 pounds and missing large patches of her hair. It was still Lady, but I can see some of the reason no one would tell me how she was while I was in. She was not eating, and from what I found out later, she would sit by the door, whining, scratching at the door, and falling asleep sitting up. waiting for me to come home, or to get out and find me. it still breaks mt heart to think about it now.

The most touching part of the whole homecoming was this. As i sat in the passenger seat of my truck, and Lady came around to the door and saw me there, I got to see what surprise looks like on the face of a dog. She walked over to see who was in the truck, looked up at me, took 2 steps back, and just sat. No movement, no sound, just a shocked look on her face that words will never do justice to. It took her almost a minute to get the nerve up to walk over and sniff me to make sure I was really there. At that point she jumped up into the cab whining, nudging me, and beating me with her tail.

It took close to four months for her to put the weight back on and he r hair to grow back. I wasn't allowed to leave the house without her for about 2 months. Lady wouldn't let me out of her sight when I would try to leave, and she spent a good amount of time going back and forth to ECMC with me for my appointments. She would just lay there, on the seat of the ruck, and go to sleep while I was inside for my check ups. I didn't mind. My truck doors would lock and unlock from the inside, but using the key from the outside was problematic to put it mildly (took close to 20 minutes once to unlock them, so I never bothered locking them again). It worked out good for both of us.

I had to have her put down in July of 2011 after finding out that she had cancer. I had gotten her in early 1997, and she had been a large part of my life since then. She was my pet, but she was also a companion and friend when i needed one the most in my life. She helped me keep my sanity when my divorce got rough, and she was that one "person" who I knew would never abandon me in my time of need. I think that the world would be a much better place, if more folks would listen to the lessons our dogs could teach us.

While I find the story of Capitan to be a tear jerker, I am not surprised by it. Having been blessed with canine companionship and loyalty most of my life, I know the bond between dogs and their humans is an almost unbreakable one. i have the remember love and memories that prove it that will be with me the rest of my life.

Sorry about the long post, but I felt this should be shared with my other family.

Lady

1996 to 2011.


100_1229.jpg  
__________________
Is it better to do the right thing for the wrong reason, or to do the wrong thing for the right reason? If you do the wrong thing for the right reason, is it still the wrong thing?

Si vis pacem para bellum.

There are two ways of doing something. Right and again.

If you can't be good, be great at it.
kfox75 is offline  
3
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
LGS Loyalty aandabooks The Club House 13 02-10-2013 09:14 PM
Love this Video. It's so true! silverado113 Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 15 07-01-2012 06:10 PM
Question of buyer loyalty Angry_bald_guy The Club House 9 08-25-2010 02:24 PM
Tangolicious and Barry...true love suprdave The Club House 12 12-17-2009 05:18 PM
True love. skullcrusher The Club House 5 09-17-2009 01:21 PM