Tommy the dog spends 15 days without food guarding his owner’s grave.

By: Funeralwise | Date: Tue, September 9th, 2014

Tommy the Dog

Tommy guards his owner’s grave.

For some reason those special stories of dogs that show remarkable loyalty to their deceased owners touch us deep down. The recent report of Tommy the Dog’s 15 day vigil for his owner is no different.

A loyal dog in India refused to leave a graveside for two weeks after the death of his teenage owner.

In an extraordinary display of loyalty, Tommy the dog went without food and water for 15 days and braved the hot days and cold nights in Chennai, southern India, as he guarded the burial site of his master, Bhaskar Shri, 18, who died in a car accident Aug. 2.

The young construction worker had adopted the dog five years ago and the two quickly became inseparable.

But when Bhaskar was killed in a car accident earlier this month, the pup couldn’t leave his side.

Read the full story: Dog spends 15 days without food while guarding burial site of Indian owner

One might think that these displays of devotion are an aberration but examples such as Tommy surface frequently. Below are two articles that recap amazing stories of dogs that show amazing loyalty when heartbroken by the loss of their owners.

The phenomenon of grieving dogs: The ultimate loyalty.

5 Incredibly Devoted Dogs

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