Missing dog showed up at owner’s funeral 490 miles away

In Rancho Escondido, near Guadalajara, Mexico, lived Doña Rosalba and her canine companion, Bayron Max, together with some farm animals.

After being diagnosed with cancer, Rosalba had to leave her home to go live with her relatives in Montemorelos, a city near Monterrey in Northern Mexico.

The driving distance between Guadalajara and Monterrey is 490 miles.

But Rosalba periodically would return home to feed her dog, who waited patiently for his mistress.

Then Rosalba became so ill that she could no longer make the trip. Her relatives went to Rancho Escondido to look for Max, only to find the dog had disappeared.

In her last requests to her family before she died, Rosalba asked them to look after Max because when she was racked with pain from the cancer, the dog would comfort her by folding his legs around and embracing her.

Fifteen days after Max had disappeared, Doña Rosalba died.

On the morning of her burial, her body was displayed in the chapel of the funeral home.

A family member recounted what happened: “It was surprising and very moving for everyone to see the puppy arrive, looking bedraggled. Max reached the room where his owner’s coffin was, sobbing and barking.”

Bayron Max stayed for the hours-long funeral, refusing all food. All the people at the funeral were moved by the dog’s dedication, love and fidelity.

Source: Punto X Punto, Sept. 6, 2016.

H/t PawMyGosh

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Alma
Alma
1 year ago

I didn’t want to cry but……..I did.

Brian Heinz
Brian Heinz
1 year ago
Reply to  Alma

I would be very worried about someone who didn’t tear up at reading that, Alma. The idea they had no heart would be what I would think of them.

Richard Bagg
Richard Bagg
1 year ago

And the dog followed the Family to the American Border and crossed in Illegally and lived happily ever after…

Alma
Alma
1 year ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

There’s always somebody that screws up things, doesn’t it?

DCG
Admin
DCG
1 year ago

Wow. That’s amazing. So touching!

Lophatt
Lophatt
1 year ago

I wish people were as wonderful as dogs.

Alma
Alma
1 year ago
Reply to  Lophatt

Too bad four legged animals can’t talk as opposed to,the two legged rats.

Hawkmoon
Hawkmoon
1 year ago

In the behavior of animals, an author discovers the limitless possibility of nature In a wild stretch of countryside where only the toughest creatures can survive, an author witnesses a miracle: a white dove. His young companion chases after the bird, catching it easily with his bare hands—a second miracle. He takes it home as a pet, and there they find the third miracle of the day: the dove’s mate, who traveled hundreds of miles to reunite with her vanished beloved. But how did she know where to find him—and what does her journey tell us about the mysteries of… Read more »

greenworxx
greenworxx
1 year ago

I’m so glad the family let Bayron Max look into the casket so he could see Dona. Dogs are truly amazing to be able to track so very far to find those they love. Who knows what kinds of dangerous obstacles and situations Bayron Max may have encountered along the way. Hopefully, a family member will honor Dona’s request to take great care of Bayron Max. Thank you, Dr. Eowyn, for bringing this beautiful story to us.

Anne Berg
Anne Berg
1 year ago
Reply to  greenworxx

Happy ending. Servando Alonso, one of the children of Doña Rosalba, and his wife Brenda decided to keep Bayron Max.

Joseph BC69
Joseph BC69
1 year ago

As per Alma’s comment, I had to work hard to keep from weeping. I think the reason that I just began to tear up and then stopped, is because after all the dog did not die, but lived to show that his faith was justified. It is truly a miracle in my opinion that he was able to find her. Could any of us have done this? I don’t think so, not without divine intervention.

DDDDDuane
DDDDDuane
1 year ago

YES…ALL BY HIMSELF!!!!!
Sorry…This mexicali tail (yuk yuk….) seems to be a ridiculous fabrication….

Anne Berg
Anne Berg
1 year ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

On April 1, 2014 two young Dutch girls went for hike in Panama with their host family’s dog. The time was around 11 AM. They wandered into wilderness more than a dozen miles away from the farm where they were staying. The girls never returned to the farm, but the dog eventually did. He/she must have traced the way back by scent. https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-lost-girls-the-bones-and-the-man-in-the-panama-morgue-1 ~About two months after the “Holandesas” were reported missing from a town called Boquete in the mountains near the northern border with Costa Rica, five small bone fragments and a few personal items belonging to the women… Read more »

Ducky
Ducky
1 year ago

Incredible Journey (and a later version, Homeward Bound) were great movies about dogs finding their way in the wilderness to their owners- based on a true story. If you love dogs, watch Greyfriar’s Bobby, also based on a real story, about a dog that slips into a cemetery to sleep on his master’s grave every night. Same with Hachi’s Tale- another loyal canine who leaves home to meet his master at the train station every day and keeps returning, long after his death. My Cavalier King Charles spaniel never wants to leave my side and knows even when I try… Read more »

CalGirl
CalGirl
1 year ago

God is Good. Period. He gives those in need what they need..and he gives those who are seeking, what they seek. Sometimes the wishes and the gifts from God don’t seem to match up right away—but God’s time is not our time…and so…..it is God’s time that carries us…….sustains us…..now and in eventuality. All that said….. I once had a dog “put together by a committee” according to my grandpa: Beagle, Terrier, Hound, Daschound …whatever….and he looked it. Our first married appartment was atrocious…a dank basement—but they allowed us to keep our dog. One day, we walked out of the… Read more »

Leeann Springer
Leeann Springer
1 year ago

Just Imagine, if people loved each other, with the degree of love that dog has! Animals have deep emotions and are often more loyal than humans will ever be. This put tears in my eyes. Leeann