Thursday, 23 May 2013

A faithful church-going dog named Tommy

                           
                                               This happens in Italy. 

                           A faithful dog mourns the demise
                of his owner by frequenting the local church. 


Since his owner died two months ago, Tommy the faithful dog has not missed a single mass in the local church in Southern Italy, where his mistress's funeral was held; the local media reported. 


When the bells of the Santa Maria Assunta Church begin to toll each afternoon in San Donaci near Brindisi, the 12 year-old German Shepherd sets off from the village to get himself a front row seat next to the altar; II Messaggero newspaper said. 

His owner, who was known in local dialect as "Maria tu lu Campu" (Maria of the Fields) - had lived alone wiith Tommy and three other rescue dogs, who used to follow her faithfully on her daily rounds and have now been adopted by the village. 



After following his mistress's coffin up to the church on the day of her funeral, Tommy the faithful dog has then returned daily, sitting quietly throughout the masses, baptisms and funerals, according to local priest Donato Panna, who now wouldn't do without him.




Many thanks to Dorris Chan for sharing.
Alan CY Kok


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