Pack of Stray Dogs Stand Guard at Animal Lover’s Funeral

Pack of Stray Dogs Stand Guard at Animal Lover’s Funeral

At the funeral for Margarita Suárez in Cuernavaca Morelos, there was a pack of stray dogs who came inside the funeral home to stand guard.

Suárez’s daughter Patricia Urrutia told ABC News that they were shocked, but delighted by the appearance of the canine celebrants.

Adding to the other-worldliness of the situation was the fact that these stray dogs were not even the same ones that her 71-year-old mother had helped during her lifetime. Suárez lived in Merida Yucatan, but her funeral service was in a town more than 830 miles away, her daughter said.

PHOTO: Photos posted to Facebook on March 15, 2015 by Patricia Urrutia show dogs gathered at the funeral of Urritias mother, Margarita Suarez, in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.

“They stayed with my mother all day, and then at night they all stayed- but In the morning all the dogs vanished but one, but one hour before we brought my mom to be cremated the dogs came back and grouped around as if to say goodbye,” Urrutia told ABC News. “I swear by God that it was beautiful, marvelous.”

PHOTO: Photos posted to Facebook on March 15, 2015 by Patricia Urrutia show dogs gathered at the funeral of Urritias mother, Margarita Suarez, in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.

She said that the dogs do not normally hang around the funeral home, and that workers there had never seen anything like it before.

PHOTO: Photos posted to Facebook on March 15, 2015 by Patricia Urrutia show dogs gathered at the funeral of Urritias mother, Margarita Suarez, in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.

Patricia Urrutia
PHOTO: Photos posted to Facebook on March 15, 2015 by Patricia Urrutia show dogs gathered at the funeral of Urritia’s mother, Margarita Suarez, in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.

“My mom has always been good with all animals and people,” Urrutia said. “Always fed the dogs on her block and the 20 stray cats that lived there.”


Urrutia said that the dogs’ presence helped her through the difficult day, and it was an unexpected message that she will always remember.

“When I was in a moment of so much pain these dogs that came, they showed me that everything was going to be okay,” Urrutia told ABC.

Courtesy Patricia Urrutia
PHOTO: An undated family photo shows Margarita Suarez with her daughter, Patricia Urrutia.

The dogs were not the only animal friends to pay their respects to Suárez, as Urrutia also spotted a bird come through the window at 3:00 a.m., glance down at her mother’s coffin, and then fly off while singing.

“Because of them we were happy,” Urrutia added. “They made a sad situation an incredible one.”

A Nice story:  http://abcnews.go.com/International/pack-stray-dogs-stand-guard-animal-lovers-funeral/story?id=30013084

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