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Woman At The Beach Meets A Dog Who Won’t Stop Staring Out To Sea

As humans, we really can learn a lot from dogs about love and loyalty. This family recently learned a bit about this while they were on vacation in a small coastal town in Peru. There, they noticed a dog that came to the beach and simply stared out at the water nearly all day. When they learned the reason why their hearts were truly touched.

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The Dog That Stares At The Ocean

Jolie Mejía and her family recently took a trip to the small town of Punta Negra. This is a small seaside town not too far from their own town in Peru. Naturally, they decided to spend the day at the beach. While they were there enjoying the sand and salty sea waves, Jolie noticed a dog.

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Dogs waits for owner at the beach who passed away
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The dog approached Mejía and her family. He seemed to be completely by himself, and yet he didn’t look like a typical street dog. There was a pretty green handkerchief tied around his neck. He also appeared to be well-groomed and well-fed. His fur was not dirty by any means, and he did not appear to be super thin like most street dogs were. (1)

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A Day Spent Relaxing Together

The dog then settled himself next to Mejía and began to simply stare out towards the ocean. He gladly accepted all the love and pets that Mejía and her family gave him. Despite that, however, he very rarely took his eyes off of the sea. 

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“I pet him, waiting for his owner, but minutes passed and no one came.” Mejía explained.

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Naturally, it seemed a bit odd to Mejía and her family as to why this dog was so keen to just sit and stare at the ocean all day. They had many questions. Who did he belong to? Where did he live? Where were his owners? And, of course, why was he spending hours staring at the sea? Soon, they came to learn the touching reason why.

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A Story of True Love

Mejía and her family began chatting about how perhaps they could adopt the dog themselves. After all, it appeared as though he had been abandoned, however recently or not. They already had another dog at home, so maybe this dog would enjoy the company of another four-legged friend.

Finally, a local man went walking by. Mejía decided to speak up and ask the man if he happened to know anything about the dog and his status. It was a small town, after all. There was a very good chance that this man knew the dog and the person who he belonged to.

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Dogs waits for owner at the beach who passed away
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The man explained to them that this dog is very well-known in the town. Practically everyone knows him and everyone loves him. That is when, however, the story turned a little bit sad. He told them that the dog’s owner had been a fisherman. Naturally, due to his work, he spent every single day out on his boat in the sea.

Sadly, the owner had passed away quite a long time ago. Ever since his owner died, this dog has come to the beach every day without fail. He then finds a comfortable spot and just sits there, staring out at the water. It seems as though this is the dog’s ongoing vigil. He is waiting for his best friend to return. Though it has been quite some time, he never misses a day. In case his best friend should return, he wants to make sure that he is there to greet him.

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Loyal Vaguito

The man then told them that the dog’s name is Vaguito. From what they gather, Vaguito’s owner passed away more or less a year ago. Sweet, loving, and loyal Vaguito has been coming to watch for his boat every day since.

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Now, the dog is not without love and care. The people in the community are quite well-aware of his story. Together they take care of the dog, making sure his needs are met. They feed him, provide him with shelter, and bathe and groom him when necessary. If he needs healthcare they also make sure he is not left to suffer. A local veterinarian confirmed all of this. The vet explained that there is a woman who lives nearby who is now his primary caregiver.

While Vaguito is a sweet, loving dog who has been well-taken care of by his community, no one will ever replace his best friend. 

Vaguito is just another example of how much our dogs love us. Their love is so pure, unconditional, and loyal. We truly don’t deserve them. They, however, deserve all the love, games of fetch, and treats that we can give them.

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Sources

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  1. Woman At The Beach Meets A Dog Who Won’t Stop Staring Out To Sea.” Dodo. Stephen Messenger. March 4, 2022.
Julie Hambleton
Freelance Writer
Julie Hambleton has a BSc in Food and Nutrition from the Western University, Canada, is a former certified personal trainer and a competitive runner. Julie loves food, culture, and health, and enjoys sharing her knowledge to help others make positive changes and live healthier lives.
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