Loyalty is a rare gift. We all look for it in people around us, but we often find it in our beloved pets. Beyond every shadow of a doubt, dogs are among the most loyal species on Earth.
According to Purina, the simplest explanation for a dog’s loyalty is the food and shelter you provide it with. But that is not all.
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Psychologically, dogs are pack animals and have this longing to belong to a group, so, for a dog, your family is their pack. However, this is not the only explanation given as to why a dog is loyal.
An experiment in 2005 showed that dogs reacted more strongly to the scent of their owners. Part of the brain associated with enjoyment and positive emotions lit up when a dog perceives their human friend’s scent.
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Also, some dogs may be more loyal than others, as it can depend on their breed.
Heartbroken Cesur visits his owner’s grave every day
This touching story of the dog named Cesur is nothing short of inspiring as the little pup has shown unconditional love towards his owner, even after his demise. Real love has no limits and this heartwarming story just proves it.
A dog named Cesur lost his 79-year old owner, Mehmet Ilhan. Mehmet passed away after years suffering from an illness that left him paralyzed. While he was alive he lived with Cesur in Bursa, Turkey. Talking to The Dodo about Cesur and his father’s relationship, Mehmet’s son, Ali said:
“Because of my father’s paralysis, they had a different kind of connection. When my father was in the hospital during his last days, Cesur stopped eating.”
Cesur’s heart was broken by the tragedy. The grieving dog ensured that he stayed by his owner’s side even then.
Little Cesur also led the procession that was carrying the coffin to a local mosque for the funeral.
Although laying Mehmet to rest might have brought closure to Cesur, his heart still yearned for his master as he continued visiting his owner after the funeral.
Ali noticed that the poor dog went out every morning on his way to work, and so he decided to follow him one day. To his surprise, Cesur was visiting his father’s grave.
“The people who work in the cemetery say the first thing he does in the morning is visit the grave of my father.”
What a faithful dog!
No one knows how long little Cesur will keep up this routine of visiting his master’s grave. However, Ali has promised that Cesur would not bear his pain alone.
Dogs are amazing. Having a pup means that someone will always have your back, just like Cesur had Mehmet’s. We hope the loyal pup returns to his happy self soon, as his owner would want nothing else!