A Loyal Dog Guards Grave Of Deceased Master

People living in a Chinese village have been so moved by a dog that has been guarding the grave of its deceased owner they plan to build a kennel for him.

The yellow dog belonged to Lao Pan, a single man who died earlier this month aged 68.

After his room in Panjiatun village near Qingdao city, Shandong Province, was cleared his dog disappeared.

But villagers later found the dog by the grave of its owner. Reports say that for seven days, the dog stayed there, refusing to leave.

Seeing that the dog was going without food, the locals tried to take it back to the village and gave it some buns.

The dog took the buns and returned to the graveyard.



Now the villagers are taking food and water to the dog regularly and plan to put up a kennel for it near its owner’s grave.

The story is reminiscent of Edinburgh’s Greyfriar Bobby, a Skye terrier who, history recalls, spent 14 years at his master’s grave in the 19th century.

He is now immortalised with a bronze statue in the city and has his own website.

Bobby belonged to John Gray, who worked for Edinburgh City Police. He was two when Gray died of tuberculosis in 1858 and was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard.

The dog apparently spent the rest of his life sitting on his master’s grave, cared for by well-wishers.

Several books and films have been based on his story.

  • http://twitter.com/claySUM Clay Summerlin

    this takes man’s best friend to a new level.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2ZZEM5GRFBGNJKICEW6MIUCML4 Renee

    A truly heartbreaking story. I hope everyone continues to comfort him with prayers, and the villagers honor his loyalty and unconditional love for his deceased owner.

  • Anonymous

    You never hear this kind of shit about cats.

    • Anonymous

      Cats can be loyal.  Our cat Minnie kept a vigil when my Dad was ill, but we didn’t know he was going to die. Maybe she knew more than we did. She kept him company for several weeks, only leaving her post for a quick bite to eat or a pee.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZCZFD7FZOKEQ5YIHNEN66O6JRE Estella

    It makes me sad to hear this about the poor little dog and he going to be lonely with out his bestfriend I will keep him in my prayers..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZCZFD7FZOKEQ5YIHNEN66O6JRE Estella

    This story about the little dog who is now without a owner makes me feel sad for him and I will keep him in my prayers so kind people with feed him to the end.. stella in san antonio tx

  • Roland Stohner

    If humanity could be as faithful and loyal as this creature the world will be a much better place.
    The spirit of this dog is truly the unbridled spirit of love.
    Dogs do have

  • http://twitter.com/deedeem1963 Demetriss Moss

    Yes- they are man’s best friend- I wish my dog was human LOL- my dog is always there for me :) 

  • http://twitter.com/BrighterTravel Cindy McConnell

    Great video of man’s best friend.    http://the-salfordian.com/a-loyal-dog-guards-grave-of-deceased-master/

  • http://twitter.com/shadyA2010 Shaid Fareed

    truly Mans best friends are Dogs

  • CM V

    Cats are just as loyal as dogs. I have two cats who are extremely loyal.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DLWWNDHS7LZWHR65T2AGEEQ37Q J

    Now thats loyalty

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HHSSDLGAQJB3U7AXGSHFQDPAI4 Hapa Haole

    Has there been an update abut this dog?  Did the village members build a kennel  as mentioned?