Anorak News | Shandong Bobby Guards Grave Of Dead Owner: Will Mourn For Buns

Shandong Bobby Guards Grave Of Dead Owner: Will Mourn For Buns

by | 21st, November 2011

WHEN Lao Pan died aged 68 at Panjiatun village near Qingdao city, Shandong Province, China, his yellow dog sat by his grave. For seven days, the dog stayed put. Locals took pity. They gave it buns. They took it back to the village. But each time the dog returned to the grave.

Sky News headlines this story:

Loyal Dog Guards Grave Of Deceased Master

Is that so?

Like Sky News, we too are reminded of Greyfriar Bobby, the dog who following his master John Gray’s death in 1858 spent the next 14 years by his grave at Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh.

You can read about him on his own website. You can buy his films, his books and his fridge magnets.

One other view is that dogs are only loyal to the ones who feed them. The longer Bobby sat by the grave, the more food he was given. Keep the buns coming and Shandong Doggy will remain by his master’s grave for years and years. He may even outlast Greyfriars Bobby, who managed to live for a remarkably long time for a pooch sleeping rough with a broken heart and a marketing campaign to feed…

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