BETHEL ACRES, Okla. (FOX 35 NEWS) - A dedicated senior dog who recently lost her owner attended the funeral to say good-bye.
Sam the Labrador retriever is now in the care of 1 Day Ranch in Oklahoma who escorted her to the service. The rescue says when Sam's owner, Arther, died, she stayed by his side and refused to leave, even trying to wake him up.
Deputies with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office called 1 Day Ranch to come get Sam so they could remove Arthur's body from the home.
On Friday, Sam was able to see her owner for the last time.
"This morning we had the privilege of escorting Sam to her dad’s funeral. She wanted to look nice, so she wore a pretty pink scarf," 1 Day Ranch wrote in a post on Facebook. "We allowed her to see Arthur one last time when they opened the casket. She was interested at first, she definitely recognized his face... but it was different from before, she knew that he was no longer there."
Sam is now in the care of 1 Day Ranch. It's not known if she will be adopted out or stay with the rescue.