At the passing of a loved one, it’s natural to grieve and pay respects. But for some loyal pets, it’s not just about paying respects, it’s about the deep sense of loss they feel for their beloved owners. Two recent stories showcase the unwavering loyalty of dogs to their owners even in death.
In Ecuador, Maria Isabel Benites Chamba, aged 95, was laid to rest, leaving her family and friends heartbroken. But her loyal dog, Bumer, felt the pain of her loss more deeply than anyone else. During Chamba’s wake, Bumer refused to leave her side, just as he had done all his life. And when the ceremony ended, Bumer insisted on coming along with the procession to follow Chamba’s coffin to the cemetery. He circled the hearse before hopping aboard as if to say, “I want to go and say goodbye to my mom.” Bumer’s endless love and loyalty for Chamba were clear for everyone to See durin.g the final celebratio.n of her Life. According to Funeral Santa Rosa, the dog was seen in the company of Chamba’s family, who will undoubtedly care for Bumer as a show of gratitude for his love and loyalty.
Similarly, in the United States, a dog named Ace refused to leave his owner’s side during his funeral. James William Warner passed away at the young age of 22, and Ace loved him the most. In a photo shared on Facebook by Warner’s mother, Christy West Warner, the dog is seen lying over his late owner’s fresh grave. Ace and Warner shared an exceptional bond, and the dog waited for his owner every day during high school, attended church and family functions with him, and was so special that Warner was proud of him.
Dogs only have their owners, and when they’re gone, it’s as if they lost everything. We’re not sure if dogs understand the concept of death, but their unwavering loyalty and love for their owners transcend all human understanding. These loyal pets remind us that even in the darkest moments of our lives, there is always a source of comfort and love that we can rely on.
As the story of Bumer and Ace shows, the bond between humans and their furry companions can be incredibly strong. Pets are often seen as members of the family, and the loss of a pet can be just as painful as the loss of a human loved one.
For pet owners who have experienced the loss of a beloved animal, it can be difficult to know how to cope with their grief. Some people find solace in creating memorials or tributes to their pets, while others may seek support from friends or even professional counselors.
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There are also many resources available for pet owners who are grieving the loss of a pet. Pet loss support groups, hotlines, and online forums can provide a sense of community and understanding during a difficult time.
It’s important to remember that grieving the loss of a pet is a normal and natural process. Just like with human loss, there is no “right” way to grieve, and everyone experiences it differently. It’s okay to feel a wide range of emotions, from sadness and anger to guilt and confusion.
Ultimately, what is most important is honoring the bond and love that existed between the pet and their human companion. As Bumer and Ace showed, the loyalty and love that pets give us during their lives can continue to live on in our memories and hearts long after they’re gone.
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