August 16, 2017

"Every day, at six o'clock sharp, he lies down on top of the grave stays there all night"

Capitan the German shepherd has stood by its owner's grave for TEN YEARS

Capitan the German shepherd has been standing vigil at owner Miguel Guzmán's grave side in Argentina ever since he passed away in 2006.  And it seems the 15-year-old dog intends to remain faithful to his last, as he continues his ritual despite being almost totally blind and barely able to walk. Graveyard workers, who now care for 15-year-old Capitan, say he is 'waiting until he can be reunited' with his owner.

 Capitan's Vigil 10 Years

The dog's vigil began the day after Mr Guzmán's funeral, when he went missing from the family home in Cordoba. Mr Guzmán's wife and son launched a search for the dog, eventually locating him a 45 minute drive away in the village where his owner had been taken to be buried. They say it is a mystery how Capitan found the grave, claiming he had not been taken there before. Damian tried several times to bring the animal home, but he always escaped and returned to the grave side, and they decided to leave him there.

The cemetery's director Hector Baccega remembers the day he first saw the dog. "He turned up here one day, all on his own, and started wandering all around the cemetery until he eventually found the tomb of his master....During the day he sometimes has a walk around the cemetery, but always rushes back to the grave. And every day, at six o'clock sharp, he lies down on top of the grave stays there all night.'
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August 7, 2017

Regrets on the dying

10 Regrets people confess on their deathbeds at Aleteia

Father Nelson Medina, lists the sort of regrets he has often heard while accompanying the dying.

1. For complaining much more that I gave thanks.
2. For the times when I set a bad example and there were people who followed my lead.
3. For my indifference in the face of someone's suffering.
4. For failing to say so many words of praise to those who deserved them or needed them.
5. For claiming credit for my triumphs but blaming my failures on circumstances.
6. For having failed to respect someone's innocence or having blocked someone's dreams.
7. For wasting so much time on empty things...time that can't be gotten back.
8. For taking advantage of someone who loved me in order to get something for myself.
9. For not being careful to guide those I should have educated better before it was too late.
10. For the promises I didn't keep.
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August 4, 2017

Bizarre deaths

These short tales of unexpected and unforeseen deaths are to reinforce the truth that we never know when death will come to us and so we should be prepared to die at all times.  May their family and friends, faced with sudden and grievous loss, find consolation.  May all of the victims rest in peace.

Alabama boy, Aron Dunn,16, dies after being struck by lightning that leapt from a tree into his body as he stood on a porch

Elderly Denver man died in elevator after twice pushing emergency button

Isaak Komisarchik was reported missing about a month before his decomposing body was found in the elevator car.  Unable to escape the elevator car — possibly because of dementia — 82-year-old Isaak Komisarchik died between the morning of July 6 and Aug. 2, when elevator repair workers finally discovered the body after multiple residents of the apartment complex reported a terrible stench.

Killed by a HIPPO on safari in Tanzania, American businesswoman, Carol Sue Kirken, 75, dies in her son's arms

Elephant ‘impaled his handler on the stick he used to control the animal’ as Zimbabwean safari boss warns that the beast may have harbored a ‘grudge’

Enock Kufandada, 50, was charged, trampled and torn apart by a bull elephant called Mbanje in Zimbabwe before colleagues could come to his aid. They shot the animal dead after it was deemed to be still be in a state of rage....The elephant is thought to have impaled his handler on the stick he used to control the animal as a safari boss warned it may have harbored a grudge. Workers said Mr Kufandada had been attacked twice before by the same elephant but survived...Officials said elephants can keep grudges against handlers if they are mistreated

Long Island boy Josh Mileto, 16, dies after 'being struck by falling LOG that he and a teammate were made to carry while at football summer camp.

‘Incredible coincidence in road crash deaths’.

The Royal Gazette reports: “Erskine Ebbin and his brother Neville were killed almost exactly a year apart after being involved in collision with the same taxi, driven by the same driver and carrying the same passenger.” Both victims were 17, and both were riding the same auxiliary cycle on the same road. Erskine was killed on the night of July 18, 1975, near the Packwood Home in Sandys; Neville died on July 30, 1974, on the nearby stretch of Middle Road known as Hog Bay Level. Both were reported to have collided with a taxi driven by Willard Manders. According to their father, John Henry Ebbin of Woodlawn Road, Sandys, even the passenger in the taxi was the same in both instances.

Canadian girl, 14, dies after getting stuck in mud while trying to save her neighbor's dog

Khrystyna Maksymova, from Edmonton, Canada, had been walking the dog with her 11-year-old sister when it went into the water to chase a flock of geese. However, once in the water, the brave teenager reportedly found herself stuck in mud and weeds and was unable to swim to the shore.

Glove-wearing police officer, Monty Platt,  dies after being bitten on the hand by a FERAL CAT on a Texas university campus

Teen ballet dancer sitting in backyard hammock is crushed to death by falling tree in Kentucky

Michelle Chalk, 15, of Kentucky, was crushed to death after the tree the hammock was attached to collapsed without warning on Tuesday in Ford Thomas. It is still not clear what caused the tree, which was old but not described as sickly, to fall.  Chalk, who was expected to start classes at Highlands High School later this month, was a talented dancer who had trained with the Cincinnati Ballet for many years.

Swarm of bees stings one man, a landscaper to death and leaves another two injured in horrifying attack at a home in Tucson, Arizona.

Two drunk tourists clamber over the safety barrier at an Indian waterfall and jokingly let go of the railing... then slip and plunge 100ft to their death

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