Devastated Dog Mourns Her Owner At Funeral Viewing

Lega was with Horacio since she was a puppy.

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Lega mourns the death of her best friend. Via Gerardo M. Castillo/Facebook
John Virata

Although death is a natural part of life, experiencing the death of a loved one will always sting. Some may remember the little things that their loved ones did while alive, things that may have seemed so insignificant when they were here, but have a larger impact now that they are gone.

For a dog in the Philippines, those little things were probably a huge part of that dog’s life. And it shows in a photograph posted to Facebook by Gerardo M. Castillo, an uncle mourning the loss of his nephew, Horacio Tomas Castillo III. Castillo, 22, died due to injuries consistent with hazing, according to an ABS-CBN News.

Lega is shown being restrained as she mourns the loss of her best friend. Hands are shown holding the dog’s harness as the dog seemingly wants to get as close as possible to Horacio.

Atio together with Lega when she was still a puppy……. I swear to you Atio I will bring Justice to you ……..Missing you already ….. It's very painful …. we will miss our bonding moments

Posted by Gerardo M. Castillo on Thursday, September 21, 2017

“My dearest Atio, Lega misses you so bad that she wants to kiss you but she cannot comprehend why you are no longer with her,” Castillo wrote on Facebook. “I see Lega and it seems she sees you still and really cries at night. Do you know Atio she goes to your room and wonder why you have not come home yet but I know she knows something must have gone wrong.”

Lega had spent all of her life with Horacio. Hopefully she and the family will be able to adjust to the void in their hearts.

“I love you Atio and same with Lega,” Castillo wrote on Facebook. “Till we meet again.”

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