Tragic moment when a loving dog, called away by his new owners, curls up next to the memorial instead of leaving his late owner’s grave
Watch the heartbreaking moment a dog refuses to leave her owner’s grave.
Faithful dog Deta lost her owner in September of last year, and is being looked after by Theresa Morini, the late 86-year-old’s daughter.
The video shows the little dog sat sadly by the grave of her mistress in Amsterdam, New York State, as she is called by Theresa and her husband.
Heartbreaking moment of dog refusing to leave owner’s grave
The heartbroken dog is reluctant to move from her previous owner’s grave in Amsterdam, New York State
Theresa’s husband then calls: ‘Deta you have to leave the cemetery, come on.’ But the little dog decides to turn back to the grave.
Theresa calls Deta, and becomes emotional when she sees how determined she is to stay there.
The dog’s new owner later explained that her husband had to carry the morose dog from the grave.
The tear-jerking footage was taken in November, two months after the owner passed away, when the couple went to lay a Christmas wreath on the grave.
After being coaxed, Deta leaves the grave of her 86-year-old previous owner to come to the car where her new owner is waiting for her
The tear-jearking clip shows Deta turn back to sit at the grave. Eventually, she had to be carried from the burial site
Posting online, Theresa explained that the dog had been a ‘constant companion’: ‘Deta belonged to my mother for five years and I inherited Deta on my mothers’ death.
‘My mother was 86 when she passed and rarely left her home. Deta was a constant companion.
‘My husband and I were placing a Christmas wreath on my mother’s grave on November 15.
‘That stone Deta is laying next to belongs to my father and mother. You can still see the fresh dirt on my mothers’ grave. She passed September 24, 2017.
‘Deta (which means ‘little’ in Slavic) was being so quiet when we arrived, which is so out of character. My husband had to go and carry her from the grave to get her to leave.’