We will never forget the image of the loyal Cesur at his owner Mehmet Ilhan’s funeral. The event and photograph occurred took place at the Central Mosque in Ohraneli, Turkey.
Babamin evden camiye. Cenaze namazindan defin olana kadar basindan ayrilmayan cesur. Ibret olsun bazilarina diye paylasiyorum.
79-year-old Mehmet passed away while in the hospital.
As his son Ali explained to The Sun, “My father was paralyzed for many years and adopted Cesur as a puppy two years ago to keep him company.”
Ali stated, “He loved the dog and took very good care of him and I think Cesur is just sad because he is missing him.”
Ali spoke about how Cesur didn’t eat during the time that Mehmet was in the hospital. Following his body’s return to the home, Cesur was there, standing guard.
During the funeral, Cesur followed the whole procession all the way to the cemetery.
“He wouldn’t move away from the coffin, not even an inch, at the funeral and then he followed us to the cemetery and waited until he had been buried,” said Ali.
The following five days after the funeral, Cesur continued to visit Mehmet’s graveside. However, Ali stepped in and took care of the little dog, helping him through the sadness of his owner’s absence.