Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Dog monuments around the world

I'm sure there are more, but in my time I've found three monuments to loyal dogs. Man, these stories can warm the heart of an Orc...

1) At Shibuya Station in Tokyo is a statue honoring Hachiko, the faithful Akita that waited for a University of Tokyo professor every day...even for years after the guy died.

2) In Edinburgh, Scotland, a sculpture of Greyfriars Bobby honors a terrier that stayed every night at the grave of his lost pal.

3) Locally in Inglewood there's an easy-to-miss fountain in the median across from the old post office. On top is a tiny tribute to Rex, the collie that followed the letter carrier from 1926 until her death in 1939. The neighbors along the route rallied together and raised enough funds to buy a metal casket and tribute to their favorite dog. Over 2,000 fans showed up for the dedication of the monument!

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