Dog Refuses To Leave Grave But the Reason Is Not Why You’d Expect
According to a popular saying, “Dogs are man’s best friend.” So, it’s not out of the ordinary to see dogs show their unwavering love and loyalty in the wake of their owner’s death.
However, when Dimitra Jones decided to walk around her town’s cemetery out of boredom, she wasn’t expecting to stumble upon the disturbing sight of a terrified dog huddled up inside a hole near a gravestone. Was she mourning its deceased owner, or hiding something? Let’s find out!
Exploring and Getting Down With Nature
Dimitra Jones loved nothing more than taking long strolls around her local town whenever she was bored. She would spend hours on end admiring nature and taking in the fresh air.
Off she would go with her water bottle, earphones on, listening to her favorite podcast. Taking long strolls was a way for her to release pent-up stress from her work and everyday life. But on one fateful day, she discovered something that shocked her to the bones.
At First, It Was Just Another Sunday Morning
Just like any other day for Dimitra to clear her thoughts and melt away her troubles, this nature lover decided to go for a walk. On this typical Sunday morning, she was walking by the town’s edge, between the cemetery and the nearby woods as she often did.
But, of course, she had no idea how her morning would end. She never expected to stumble upon such a sight that would leave her questioning things.
The Gripping News of the Missing Woman
Prior to stepping out of her front door, Dimitra caught a TV news report which made her stomach flip in fear. The report stated that a woman had gone missing just a town over. She had reportedly disappeared three days ago, and her family was worried sick.
Dimitra, being an empathetic person, felt for the family. She couldn’t imagine the terror of losing a loved one, although she had no inclination of what was to come.
A Walk In Nature to Lift Her Mood
Though Dimitra’s mood was dampened by the awful news report, it didn’t deter her from heading out her front door. Perhaps this walk could lift her mood and calm her disturbed spirit.
Each stride Dimitra took added up, leading her to walk around for an hour. Though the weather was freezing cold, she felt warm from the brisk walking that got her heart pumping with adrenaline. However, what she would see would have her heart racing in fear.
Cutting Through the Graveyard to Get to the Woods
After an hour of walking, Dimitra decided to cut through the cemetery to get to the woods. Usually, most people shrink in fear at the idea of the cemetery and graveyards, but not Dimitra.
Suddenly, she heard something crying and the odd sound seemed to come from the graves a few feet away. Intrigued, she decided to follow the strange sound.
Locating the Source of the Strange Noise
With her heart racing in fear, Dimitra closed in on the sound. She was now right by the grave, but she didn’t know what was making the strange crying noise.
But then, as she made her way around the stones, she saw a massive hole underneath one of the gravestones. As she got closer, the cry became louder, and when she finally saw the origin of the noise, she froze in her tracks.
A Hole in the Grave?
Never could Dimitra have imagined what her eyes beheld this cold Sunday morning. From a distance, the hole was not evident to see, but it looked like it had been dug up and was filled with some soil.
When Dimitra saw this, her mind was filled with many questions. But as she bent to take a closer look at the hole, she realized it was not soil but a petrified, shivering dog.
A Scared Dog Huddled Up Inside a Hole
Upon seeing the scared, shivering pup, Dimitra was only puzzled by more questions. Apparently, the dog must have dug the pile of soil and taken refuge in it. Upon being seen, the dog became scared and intruded into its space, shrinking itself by going deeper into the hole.
Stunned by this, Dimitra wondered if the dog was mourning its deceased owner. After all, it was not unusual for dogs to mourn their owners.
Was the Dog Mourning or Hiding Something?
Looking at the scene before her, she couldn’t believe that this dog would go to such an extent to be closer to its owner. While Dimitra pondered if the dog was in mourning, she had no idea that it wasn’t crying over its deceased owner; instead, it was hiding something much worse.
However, she had no idea what she was about to uncover. She decided to stay with the dog and try to make it come out of the hole.
The Scared Dog Wouldn’t Budge
Dimitra tried whistling to the dog softly to make it come out of the hole, but surprisingly, the dog wouldn’t move. Worried, Dimitra wondered how long the poor dog had been huddled up in the hole and when was the last time it had eaten or had water to drink.
However, just as she was about to give up on the dog, her gut told her to persist. As she followed her intuition, she never expected to discover what she did.
The Pooch Realizes Demitra Had Good Intentions
After sizing up Dimitra and realizing she meant no harm, the dog came out of the hole to introduce itself. However, as soon as it came out, it doubled back to check on something before going any further.
Because of this action, Dimitra wondered what the dog was hiding. But she would soon find out and the discovery would leave her grasping for words.
Taking a Second Stab at Trying To Get It Out
Dimitra tried to get the dog’s attention by whistling again in final attempt to get it out of the hole. With a soft growl, the dog slowly made its way out, and Dimitra could finally see what was hidden in the hole.
The dog was indeed not mourning any deceased owner, instead, it was doing something else. Who would have thought that the dog was protecting its family?
A Stray Momma Protecting Her Babies
Yes, you read that right! The dog was instead protecting her babies. Turns out that this momma had a little cave under the gravestone where she had her puppies to keep them safe.
Dimitra was stunned by what she saw and she knew she had to help this poor family. She was prepared to go any length to keep the family safe—but there was still more to be uncovered.
Struggling for Survival
Apparently, the den created by the momma dog wasn’t ideal, but it was the best she could find. The puppies were struggling for survival and Dimitra knew she must act quickly.
Immediately, she scrambled for some dog food and tossed it their way. Clearly malnourished, the dogs and their devoted momma were starving at this point. As soon as the dogs smelled the food on the ground, they rushed at it.
A Call for Help
Dimitra noticed that some of the dogs were too frail to move. Scared of any negative outcome, Dimitra knew she had to call for help but she didn’t want to leave them alone. So she took out her phone and called Vesna Mihajloski, a local animal rights activist.
Mihajloski took them in and once they were all safe, the momma dog finally slept. Thanks to the call, this day was the start of a new incredible life for the dogs.
A Place to Call Home
The canine family now had a place to call home. With warm beds, fresh water, and food, the dogs couldn’t have been safer. But what about the medical results? Thankfully, they all received expert medical attention and were in good health.
However, they still needed good food and adequate rest before they could be put into the adoption program. One could only imagine what the fate of the dogs could have been if not for Dimitra.
The Naming Ceremony
With filled bellies and shining fur, the rejuvenated dogs were given names while they waited for the adoption process into their new, long-term homes.
The momma dog was aptly named Mama. She fought against the odds to keep her family safe; now it was her time to be loved. The two female pups were named Eli and Grace, while the male pups were named Freddie and Boomer.
Getting to Know the Adorable Puppies
The two girls – Eli and Grace – had distinct personalities. While Eli was yet to grow into her personality, Grace on the other hand was a confident and curious pup.
Their brothers, you ask? Freddie could be described as a gentle, kind and serious puppy who would do well in a good family. Unfortunately, Boomer fell sick, but with the help of Mihajloski, he made a full recovery.
Finally, a Happy Home
The dogs and their devoted momma are yet to be adopted by their forever family. For now, they live happily together in a shelter home. Many people from around the world have heard their stories and have sent thoughtful gifts to this cute little canine family.
They remain in amazing hands and are happy with their new lives. It’s only right to give Dimitra Jones her flowers for saving the lives of these incredible dogs.