True Friends Are Forever: Captain Faithfully Guards His Owner’s Final Resting Place

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“Dogs never cease to amaze me, true unconditional love; to the very end!! That’s a lot more than humans give each other…which one has the biggest heart & is the most loyal? The DOGS of course!”

Ever watchful, Capitan guards the final resting place of his friend Miguel Guzman. He has loyally spent every night at the cemetery sleeping on the grave of his owner.

Argentinian Miguel Guzman brought Capitan home as a present for his son Damian. Tragically, one year later Guzman died suddenly.

Capitan ran away and his family feared him lost. Imagine their astonishment when they went to pay their respects to their husband and father and found their lost dog sitting beside Guzman’s grave.

Capitan was grieving for his companion. According to Veronica Guzman, Mr. Guzman’s widow, “The following Sunday we went to the cemetery and Damian recognized his pet. Capitan came up to us, barking and wailing, as if he were crying.

How he managed to locate Guzman is unknown. Mrs. Guzman said,”We had never taken him to the cemetery so it is a mystery how he managed to find the place”.

‘We went back the next Sunday, and he was there again. This time, he followed us home and spent a bit of time with us, but then went back to the cemetery before it started getting dark.

‘I don’t think he wanted to leave Miguel on his own at night.’

Cemetery director Hector Baccega recalls that, “he turned up here one day, all on his own, and started wandering all around the cemetery until he eventually found the tomb of his master.

‘During the day he sometimes has a walk around the cemetery, but always rushes back to the grave. And every day, at six o’clock sharp, he lies down on top of the grave stays there all night.’

The cemetery staff are so impressed with Capitan’s unending love for Mr. Guzman that they provide him with food and water and care for him.

Mr Guzman’s son Damian said: ‘I’ve tried to bring Capitan home several times, but he always comes straight back to the cemetery. I think he’s going to be there until he dies too. He’s looking after my dad.’

News Link:http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/09/true-friends-are-forever-capitan-faithfully-guards-his-owners-final-resting-place2/

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New Owners Of Rescued Dog Reflect On Their Loving Pet, Hope

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“This is great news, so happy for Hope, knowing she is going to a caring loving home with the Moncriefs. I wish them every success in their new venture “Saving Hope” & to spread the mission of spay & neuter! Watch the video at the link below to see how well Hope looks now!”

WEATHERFORD (CBSDFW.COM) – On the Moncrief ranch near Weatherford there are no shortages of animals.

Dogs, horses and donkeys roam freely. And soon, Hope will join the family. She’s the pug mix dog that was found a couple of weeks ago on the Moncrief ranch.

“I just fell in love with her she put her little paw on my hand and I was like oh it’s was she’s just sweet,” says Kit Moncrief after visiting Hope for the first time.

She was stabbed multiple times, her snout was taped shut and her tongue was swollen and hanging out.

Hope found with mouth taped shut

“I was horrified, I don’t understand how people can do that to an animal,” explains Moncrief.

A few years ago, the Moncriefs say the unthinkable happened to them. Several of their animals were abused by someone.

They shot a pregnant mare and another mare and left her not dead,” says Moncrief. “They went down the road and shot three of our heifer’s and then cut their tongues out.

Since Hope was found on the Moncrief ranch, the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, which heads the investigation, thought it would only be appropriate for her to go back there.

“We are just excited for her to have a home where she will never have to worry again and be well taken care of and loved forever,” says Gloria Holmsten Kit’s daughter.

The Moncriefs have eight rescue dogs. Some are strays they haven’t had the heart to turn away. They think Hope will fit in just fine.

In fact, Hope’s story has inspired the family to start up a group called Saving Hope.

“We hope we can spread our story and our mission to spay and neuter your dogs and to adopt because there are so many dogs in shelters,” says Gloria.

Hope is recovering at Bowie Drive Animal Hospital in Weatherford.

It will be a least a week or more before she joins her new family.

As for the investigation, the Parker County Sheriff’s Department says they had a few leads but nothing panned out.

The reward for anyone with any information about what happened to Hope has now reached $35,000.

See Video News Link:http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/07/23/new-owners-of-rescued-dog-reflect-on-their-loving-pet-hope/

Abused dog ‘Hope’ headed to new ranch home in Parker County

Hope is headed to her new home.

Hope Recovered Well Photo Star-Telegram

Parker County officials said that the dog, found July 9 with her snout taped shut and her tongue protruding, was released from an animal clinic to her new owners Tuesday afternoon.

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