Heartbreaking photos show a German Shephard faithfully refusing to leave his owner’s grave since his death a week ago.
Omer Guven moved to the district of Kaymakli in the northern Turkish province of Trabzon after losing his wife 12 years ago.
There, he began to take care of stray cats and dogs, according to the news site Olay53.
He was widely respected and regarded as an animal lover by the people around him.
Omer first began to take care of a German Shepherd puppy 11 years ago, naming it “Fero”.
Unfortunately, on 29th October, Omer became ill and was taken to the hospital, where he passed away at the age of 92.
Fero kept watch over the coffin until the burial the following day.
After attending the burial, Fero has since been lying on its owner’s grave and has refused to leave, frequently rubbing its head in the soil.
Omer’s daughter Sevilay Surul said: “My father loved Fero very much.
“He also had an incredible love for my father. He was so sad over the loss of my father.
“He didn’t eat or sleep for two days. My father loved all animals and kept them, but he had a special bond with Fero.”
Kaymakli community leader Temel Yilmaz said: “Uncle Omer took great care of animals. Fero was devastated when he passed away. We even saw tears flowing from Fero’s eyes.”