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German Shepherd Watches Over Owner’s Body

If anyone doubts the loyalty of our canine friends, they need look no further than this article. Although it's a sad tale, it does illustrate...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Aug 13th 2008


If anyone doubts the loyalty of our canine friends, they need look no further than this article.

Although it’s a sad tale, it does illustrate the bonds we create with our loved ones.

In an amazing display of loyalty, officials now believe a German shepherd dog stayed at her master’s side for six weeks after the man had killed himself out on the prairie.

The dog, “Cash,” was found alive Sunday, next to the body of her master, Jake Baysinger, 25, a resident of La Salle before his life ended on the Pawnee National Grassland.

The dog was friendly when found, although she was thin and dehydrated, deputies said.

We hope Cash gives the family some comfort in their time of sorrow.