Greyfriar’s Bobby, the Skye terrier who guarded the grave of his owner, Old Jock, until his own death fourteen years later in 1872, seems to have been the inspiration for a nameless dog living in Panjiatun, China. The dog’s owner, Lao Pan, passed away, leaving his canine companion alone in the world. After the funeral, his dog commenced a constant devoted vigil, guarding his master until the end. Local villagers are now bringing the dog meals at the cemetery, and have started building him a kennel.
Till death do us part? Not on my watch.