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The Hachiko of Greece: Loyal female dog seeks forever home

Α dog grieving on the owner’s tomb who passed away two months ago. Another dog has been waiting for his owner outside a supermarket for whole seven years. These are the “Hachiko” of Greece desperately waiting for the loved ones to come back. Unable to cope with the new situation.

The ‘Hachiko’ in Arta

A female beauty approximately two years old is grieving on the grave of her owner who died two months ago. She is waiting patiently… she cannot accept that he will never see her beloved one ever again.

Members of the local Association of Friends of Animals in Arta, Epirus, published the story and touched the hearts of thousands of animal lovers in Greece.

The members of the Association feed her every day. she is considered a stray and will be neutered in the next days.

“She is two years old, friendly but sad,” the Arta Association posted.

So far  no new home has been found for the lovely girl.

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The members of the Animal Welfare Association feeds her every day and the coming days will be neutered the stray management program of the municipality.

The Hatchiko of Crete

An incredible story comes from Herakleio, Crete.

The dog walks every morning to a local supermarket in the village of Pateles. He sits down near the store and waits for several hours. He then stands up and walks away to unknown destination. But he comes back the following morning.

His owner, a man without family, died seven years ago.

The two used to walk every morning to the supermarket, where the dog would stay outside and the owner would do the daily shopping. then both would walk home.

The dog is very quiet and friendly, in fact the whole neighborhood takes care of him and gives him food, a local media reported.  Quite a few people wanted to adopt him, also local animal welfare organizations took interest on him. However, all attempts to offer him a home have failed. The dog prefers to be on his own with the love for his owner in his heart. And the daily routine to the supermarket – in hope that one day the doors will open and the owner will appear.

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The dog seems to be quite old, residents are concerned that a reckless driver might hit him. and they warn everyone to drive carefully.

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Hachiko, the Akita dog from Japan has become the symbol of dog loyalty to the onwer.

Hachikō ( November 10, 1923 – March 8, 1935) was an Akita dog born on a farm near the city of Ōdate in Japan. He is remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner, which continued for more than nine years after his owner’s death.

In 1924, Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo, took Hachikō, a golden brown Akita, as a pet.

Ueno would commute daily to work, and Hachikō would leave the house to greet him at the end of each day at the nearby station. The pair continued the daily routine until May 1925, when Ueno did not return. The professor had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, while he was giving a lecture, and died without ever returning to the train station in which Hachikō would wait.

For nine years, nine months and fifteen days, Hachikō awaited for his owner’s  return, appearing precisely when the train was due at the station.

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3 comments

  1. dogs are better people. They are the best friends of us. But a lot of people do not recognize. This is a pity.
    As you can see, dogs are the best and most faithful friends.

  2. Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside a dog is too dark to read. (GM)

  3. I frequently take my books for a walk, and arrange my dogs in alphabetical order in the dogcase.