‘He used to come to Mass with Maria and he was obviously devoted to her - I let him stay inside as he was always so well behaved and none of the other parishoners ever complained to me.
‘He’s still coming to Mass even after Maria’s funeral, he waits patiently by the side of the altar and just sits there quietly. I didn’t have the heart to throw him out - I’ve just recently lost my own dog so I leave him there until Mass finishes and then I let him out.
‘Tommy’s been adopted by everyone in the village now and he is everybody’s friend. Everyone looks out for him and leaves food for him - although it would be nice to find a proper home for him.’
Dogs are amazing creatures. Hopefully Tommy can find some peace after the loss of his owner. Click here
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