5 years ago, this sad dog named Cesur lost his owner and best friend but his loyalty towards him proved to be eternal. His human, 79-year-old Mehmet Ilhan died at a hospital in Bursa, Turkey. “Because of my father’s paralysis, they had a different kind of connection,” Mehmet’s son Ali told The Dodo. “When my father was in the hospital during his last days, Cesur stopped eating.” Still, everyone was very suprised to see how the canine behaved at the funeral…
When Mehmet’s body arrived home, Cesur would not leave its side. The dog even lead a procession formed to carry the coffin to a local mosque for the funeral. “Nobody could touch him until my father was taken to the grave and was buried,” said Ali.
Mahmet’s son brought the pooch home, but for the last five days since the funeral, Cesur continued returning to his owner’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,” said Ali. Mehmet’s son realized this only after one day he decided to follow the dog.
Every day, it returns to the house where it once lived with its owner and is fed by his children, then returns to cuddle the tombstone and spend the night there.
Despite being given food and water by passersby, the animal still refused to leave the grave. It is often seen lying on the ground or making a pitiful cry.
“I thought it was a stray dog and tried to help, but every time it came back to the grave. I saw it there every day, only sometimes leaving for a few hours and then coming back,” Keli said. Keningau Prayitno, 28, a person who tried to bring the dog home to foster said. “It’s sad to see this scene. It shows how close the animal is to its owner.”
Ali says he will do everything to comfort the grieving pet: “Cesur has always been a noble animal,” said Ali. “He will live with me from now on.”