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Italy Dog Frequent Churchgoer Since Owner Died

This speaks for itself…

http://www.pawnation.com/2013/01/16/italy-dog-frequent-churchgoer-since-owner-died/

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By AFPJan 16, 2013:

ROME – Since his owner died two months ago, Tommy the dog has not missed a single mass in the small church in southern Italy where his mistress’s funeral was held, Italian media said Wednesday.

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When the bells of the Santa Maria Assunta church begin to toll each afternoon in San Donaci near Brindisi, the 12-year-old German Shepherd sets off from the village to get himself a front row seat next to the altar, Il Messaggero newspaper said.

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His owner, who was known in local dialect as "Maria tu lu campu" — "Maria of the fields" — had lived alone with Tommy and three other rescue dogs, who used to follow her faithfully on her daily rounds and have now been adopted by the village.

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After following his mistress’s coffin up to the church on the day of her funeral, Tommy has returned daily, sitting quietly throughout masses, baptisms and funerals, according to local priest Donato Panna, who now wouldn’t do without him.

h/t to Victoria Baer – The Baer Edge

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Sheriff: McCready shot dog before killing herself

 

Feb. 18, 2013, 1:59 PM EST

HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say they found country singer Mindy McCready’s body on the same porch of her northern Arkansas home where her boyfriend was found dead of an apparent suicide last month.

Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss said Monday that it appears McCready killed her late boyfriend David Wilson’s dog before she turned the gun on herself Sunday. The dog and McCready were found dead next to one another at the home in Heber Springs, a vacation community about 65 miles north of Little Rock. Moss says the dog’s body was next to McCready’s.

No word on or details about the type of dog.

Authorities are investigating Wilson’s shooting death as a suicide, but Moss says an official determination hasn’t been made.

Moss says he expects McCready’s official cause of death to be released soon, but that "all indicators" point to suicide.

Melinda Gayle McCready rose to fame in the 90s when she was still in her teens. With tapes of her karaoke vocals, she earned a recording contract with BNA Records. In 1996, her "Guys Do It All the Time" hit No. 1 and its dig at male chauvinism endeared her to females. Her other hits included "Ten Thousand Angels," also in 1996, and her album by that title sold 2 million copies.

After getting her recording contract, she did concert appearances with top country stars including George Strait, Tim McGraw and Alan Jackson. But her life then took a turn for the worse as she struggled to live in the spotlight. The talented star spent the next 15 years chasing another hit as personal problems began plaguing her in 2004.

The fact that Mindy McCready shot her boyfriend’s dog before shooting herself has many people wondering whether she shot the dog because he was the one who found the bullet that killed David Wilson or because she wanted them all to be together in death as they were in life. If Mindy McCready’s two children, 9-month-old Zayne and 6-year-old Zander would have been home with her instead of being in foster care, would she have killed the children also in order to be together?

The dog, oddly, was a key figure in an investigation into the death of McCready’s longtime boyfriend, David Wilson. Wilson died from a gunshot wound on January 13, 2013. McCready told NBC that her dog found the bullet.

"I didn’t find the bullet, the dog did. It was in the dog’s mouth. I mean, that’s a horrific things to say, but it was in the dog’s mouth," she said in an interview following Wilson’s death. There had been some speculation as to whether Wilson’s death was a suicide or whether there was foul play involved. When asked if she killed her boyfriend, McCready told NBC, "Oh my God, no. He was my life, we were each others’ life."

Mindy’s rep called the singer an "extraordinary and gifted talent" in a statement sent to FOX 411 and said McCready’s friends were planning a memorial for her in Nashville in the coming days.

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