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This 1910 story proves that some people REALLY love their dogs

He was an Irish terrier…

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PET OWNERS LOVE their pets. But some REALLY love their pets.

Take this woman, who loved her pooch so much that she apparently had him embalmed and shipped from Italy to Ireland to be buried.

The story comes to us courtesy of the Intermountain Catholic, on 1 January 1910.

It says that an Irish terrier “was sent all the way from Rome by its owner, a great lady of the Italian capital, to be buried in Ireland”. The article described the unnamed woman as “passionately fond of the dog”.

When it died, she had embalmed and “encased in an elaborate and expensive coffin”.

Then she got onto a firm of lawyers in London, to attempt to find a suitable resting place for her dog.

She was put in touch with Joseph Lowry, the famous race horse owner, who allowed the dog to be buried on his estate.

She allegedly paid Lowry a “substantial sum” for the burial ground, as well as leaving money for the headstone.

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