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Dog Kept Vigil Over Master’s Body At Crash Site

It’s being called one of the saddest accident scenes Minnesota emergency personnel have ever seen.

When emergency crews arrived to take Bud Kelsey’s body out of his truck after he suffered an apparent heart attack and died behind the wheel last Wednesday, Kelsey’s ten-year old white Shepard Zoey would not let emergency personnel get Kelsey out of the driver’s seat until the victim’s friends stepped in to help.

And even after Kelsey’s body had been taken away, Zoey kept a vigil by the pickup, sitting in the snow.

Kelsey’s daughter, Wendy Holsapple, said her father, who lived in Nevis, Minnesota and turned 78 in December, adopted Zoey when she was around four years old. Holsapple said the two have been constant companions ever since. She also said a friend of Kelsey’s would take the dog home with him.

No one else was involved in the accident.

Story By Elaine Furst For Dog Files

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Graham
Graham
10 years ago

another one of a million examples of a dog’s loyalty and sense of understanding

Michael Landis
Michael Landis
10 years ago

and they say dogs are dumb animals ! I think not .

Connie
Connie
10 years ago

One more example of how dogs are better people than most people are.

Rivll
Rivll
10 years ago

I couldn’t stop weeping.Why is it so much more moving when a dog shows such love and loyalty?

Jesse
Jesse
10 years ago

I don’t care how many scientists say dogs don’t feel real emotions. They obviously never got close to one.

Cjustpeachie
Cjustpeachie
10 years ago

This is so sad and touching. This dog will forever miss his owner. I pray that his owner’s friend is a good person and will give this older dog the love and care that he deserves. God bless this sweet dog..he was obviously this man’s best friend!!

Kimisham10
Kimisham10
10 years ago

This is so sad n it breaks my heart, alot of dogs are so loyal and loving and would give there lives for their owners and tragically when their owner passes away the don’t understand that they are not or why they are not coming back.I just read a story of a boy who saved a dog that had been hit by a car and sadly the boy died a few years later and the dog would always run away and sit at the boys grave.

Leezoo
Leezoo
10 years ago

That’s one of the reasons I love dogs!

Maggiesmom1
Maggiesmom1
10 years ago

Beautiful dog, beautiful story. Dogs are so amazing!

Dshmitch
Dshmitch
10 years ago

If people had the same loyalty that dogs have, what a great world this would be!

Mjh19
Mjh19
10 years ago

And they eat them in China and Thailand and forbid you to have a “pet’ dog in Iran…..WE AS AMERICANS NEED TO EDUCATE THE EARTHS POPULATION THAT DOGS ARE ONE OF THE BEST PARTS OF BEING A HUMAN!!!!

Mjh19
Mjh19
10 years ago

And they eat them in China and Thailand and forbid you to have a “pet’ dog in Iran…..WE AS AMERICANS NEED TO EDUCATE THE EARTHS POPULATION THAT DOGS ARE ONE OF THE BEST PARTS OF BEING A HUMAN!!!!

Mjh19
Mjh19
10 years ago

And they eat them in China and Thailand and forbid you to have a “pet’ dog in Iran…..WE AS AMERICANS NEED TO EDUCATE THE EARTHS POPULATION THAT DOGS ARE ONE OF THE BEST PARTS OF BEING A HUMAN!!!!

Kenn Bell
10 years ago
Reply to  Mjh19

Very true!

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