Dead Mexican Coal Miner’s Dog Waiting for Deceased Owner
The Daily Mail reported that almost three weeks after the explosion that killed seven coal miners, one of the victim's loyal pets is still coming to visit his late owner every day. On the afternoon of the tragic accident, Cuchufleto sensed that Cruz had not arrived and went off on his own to the mine to pick him up, only to be met by dozens of rescue workers who were attempting to reach the trapped miners. Cuchufleto stood outside the mine until rescue workers pulled out Mr Cruz's body June 6. Later that day, Mr Cruz was laid to rest and Cuchufleto did not return home until late at night. In the three weeks that have passed since the mine collapse, Cuchufleto has barely ate anything and only drinks water.
Mr Gonzalo Cruz, 53, adopted mutt Cuchufleto six months ago and every day since he joined the family, the dog would accompany Cruz on the half-mile morning walk to the northeast Mexico coal mine in Múzquiz, Coahuila. The dog would return back to the Cruz' home while he went to work but would sometimes pop back on his own if he noticed his owner was running late.