THE THAT DOG STAYED WITH HER MASTER UNTIL THE (VERY) END
A golden retriever named "Lady" stayed by her missing owner's side in a field just outside of Hartville, Ohio for almost a week.
The 81 year-old man was found dead there, about a mile from his home.
He had dementia and was reported missing.
His body was found after Lady barked at a passerby.
The coroner says, "This dog would not leave his side. No question, she stayed out there on her own volition. (Lady) saw another human and started barking and wailing."
The preliminary findings of an autopsy lead the coroner to believe the man suffered a natural death due to heart and lung disease.
The dog probably drank water from a nearby drainage ditch. But there were no signs of food nearby.
Family members are now caring for Lady.
When the man's wife was asked if her family takes comfort in knowing that her husband was not alone when he died, she replied, "Yes."