A Love From Beyond
A pet dog missed the family’s deceased cat so much that
he dug up his grave and brought the body back into the house.
When Oscar’s owners woke up the next morning they discovered
the dog curled up beside Arthur, the late cat, in his basket.
His owners, Robert Bell, 73, and his wife, Mavis, of Wigan,
Greater Manchester, believe that the dog had licked the cat
clean before falling asleep.
Mr. Bell said that the two pets were constant companions.
Arthur, who was a large cat, used to help Oscar to climb
on to the
Oscar, an 18-month-old Lancashire Heeler, had watched Mr Bell
dig a grave in the garden and then lower the cat into the
hole.Mr Bell said: “He had managed to climb out through
the cat flap in the night, obviously with the intent to get
Arthur back. Bearing in mind that Arthur was a huge cat, Oscar
must have used all the strength he could muster.
“Then he pulled him into the basket and went to sleep
next to him. Arthur’s coat was gleaming white. Oscar
had obviously licked him clean. It must have taken him nearly
Arthur is now reburied in a secure grave. And Oscar has a
new playmate, a kitten called Limpet.