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    Dog Attends Daily Mass Since Owner's Funeral

    Dog attends mass every day since owner's funeral

    Church goers believe heartbroken pooch is waiting for owner to return


    Published On: Jan 17 2013 12:59:35 PM EST

    BRINDISI, Italy -
    Call it an extreme case of man’s best friend. A dog whose owner died two months ago is believed to be missing her so much he is attending church services at the chapel where her funeral was held in Brindisi, Italy. Tommy, a seven-year-old German shepherd, belonged to Maria Margherita Lochi, 57, and had been her faithful companion after she adopted him when she found him abandoned in fields close to her home in Italy...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/lifest...w/-/index.html

    FYI: There is a movie that stars Richard Gere about a dog that continues to go to the train station to wait for his diseased owner: Hachiko: A Dog's Story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetteDavisEyes View Post
    Dog attends mass every day since owner's funeral

    Church goers believe heartbroken pooch is waiting for owner to return


    Published On: Jan 17 2013 12:59:35 PM EST

    BRINDISI, Italy -
    Call it an extreme case of man’s best friend. A dog whose owner died two months ago is believed to be missing her so much he is attending church services at the chapel where her funeral was held in Brindisi, Italy. Tommy, a seven-year-old German shepherd, belonged to Maria Margherita Lochi, 57, and had been her faithful companion after she adopted him when she found him abandoned in fields close to her home in Italy...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/lifest...w/-/index.html

    FYI: There is a movie that stars Richard Gere about a dog that continues to go to the train station to wait for his diseased owner: Hachiko: A Dog's Story.


    OT I loved that movie but sobbed like a baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lorann View Post
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    OT I loved that movie but sobbed like a baby.
    Me, too. I thought of that as I typed the info about the movie. As much as I loved the story, I don't think that I could ever watch it again; it was just too sad

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    Thanks! I feel so bad for this poor doggie....he doesn't even have a home anymore:

    None of the other parishioners has complained, Panna said, and villagers give the dog food and water and allow him to sleep nearby.


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    One of the other parishioners should take him in and adopt him just like she did. Then he would be their "new forever friend" and maybe he wouldn't be so heartbroken. He is probably sad that he no longer has her, a home, a loving touch, someone to play with, etc. I hope someone takes him in. Poor baby.
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    Awwwwwwwwwwwww... :cries:

    What an amazing story, altho I'm not sure why I'm surprised. Dogs are soooo smart and loyal.

    Bless that priest for allowing the dog to attend Mass with his (late) owner and moreso since she died.

    Rest In Peace, Maria

    Good dog, Tommy. <steak smilie>

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    Awww!

    May God bless and comfort Tommy and lead someone to open their heart and home to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reader View Post
    Thanks! I feel so bad for this poor doggie....he doesn't even have a home anymore:



    Tommy seems to be looking for Maria (or maybe he knows that she's gone). Maybe he's looking for his next person.

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    Father Donato Panna said (article in OP):

    He's still coming to Mass even after Maria's funeral; he waits patiently by the side of the altar and just sits there quietly. I didn't have the heart to throw him out - I've just recently lost my own dog so I leave him there until Mass finishes and then I let him out
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