Story By: Lisa-Maria Goertz, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
A street dog that was adopted by a local bookseller has been waiting patiently for her for more than a week after she died.
The sad tale surfaced in the city of Tunuyan, in the western Argentine province of Mendoza, where locals took pictures of the dog Bianca sitting outside on the street.
She had been adopted by Eugenia Franco and every day would meet the woman at home, and walk with her to the nearby bookstore, where she would then wait outside and then walked back home with her.
But more than a week ago, Eugenia fell asleep with a book in her hands and did not wake up, according to national newspaper Infobae.
Local resident Nerina Irrutia posted photos of the dog on Facebook with the post. “Eugenia had a bookstore next to my business, without a doubt one of the nicest and most beautiful people I have ever met.
“She was a woman who was always followed by the neighbourhood dogs, she gave them love and food. My dogs miss her too because she always gave her a lot of love.
“A few days ago she passed away and look at how her dog is still waiting for her.”
According to Infobae, Bianca slept outside because she never got used to sleeping inside and when her mistress didn’t come out of her house, she decided to wait outside the shop for her and has stayed there the last week without moving.
Nerina told Infobae: “She looks that way because Eugenia lived in that direction and always came that way. Seeing her today doing the same thing as a week ago is very sad.”
According to the resident, the neighbours and friend of Eugenia are looking after Bianca, she added: “We are all taking care of her because Bianca, an old dog who grew up on the street and who Eugenia adopted, was used to waiting for Eugenia at the door of the house and staying with her all day.”
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