Every dog owner in the world knows what kind of a special bond they form with their dogs. Dogs are our best friends, confidants, companions, and family members. They become your companion, protector, lifesaver, and a full-fledged family member. Because of that, when the sorrowful day inevitably comes and you’re fᴏʀᴄᴇd to say goodbye to your best friend for the very last time, your heart ʙʀᴇᴀᴋs into mɪʟʟion pieces. And there’s nothing you can do about it.
Rex the dog .dɪᴇd over 100 years ago but people still want to pay tribute to this dedicated canine. When he was alive, he was the faithful companion of leading fruit merchant John E. Stow. After years together, the pair still lie beside each other with a dog-shaped sculpture overlooking John’s grave in Brooklyn, New York. He was unᴅᴏᴜʙᴛedly loved very much, and his owner wanted to show his gratitude and love. This unique dog-shaped monument is located at the Green-Wood .Cᴇ.ᴍᴇᴛᴇʀʏ in Brooklyn
People visiting this .ᴄᴇ.ᴍᴇᴛᴇʀʏ have been dropping twigs on this dog’s ɢʀᴀᴠᴇ to honor him
For years, people visiting the Green-Wood .Cᴇ.ᴍᴇᴛᴇʀʏ have been leaving sticks on the doggy’s ɢʀᴀᴠᴇ to pay their respects. These past months, his collection of sticks has grown quite notably since the 478-acre .Cᴇ.metery has become a popular place for people to explore during the C.O.V.I.D .ᴘ.ᴀɴ.ᴅᴇᴍɪᴄ
“It’s right under a tree and there are lots of sticks around. People will drop a stick across his little paws. Someone also left a picture of a dog there once, maybe their little pet who ᴘᴀssᴇᴅ ᴀᴡᴀʏ, as to say, ‘Rex, look after my little one.’’
“I think people like to believe that there is a dog interred there and there very well might be”
The visitors share photos of the statue and the sticks, and this wonderful 100-year-old monument at the Green-Wood .Cᴇ.metery is gaining a lot of attention online. Hundreds of people have been posting photos capturing the statue along with the collection of sticks on various social media platforms, receiving loads of ᴡᴀʀm and ᴛᴏᴜᴄʜing comments.
People will drop a stick across his little paws. Someone also left a picture of a dog there once, maybe their little pet who ᴘᴀssᴇᴅ ᴀᴡᴀʏ, as to say, ‘Rex, look after my little one.’”
But Rex isn’t the only animal to be honored at the 478-acre cemetery — several other beloved pets were buried with their owners before the cemetery’s board of trustees prohibited animal burials in 1879. “There’s another dog sculpture that has a similar mysterious story but it’s a little bit more off the beaten path,” Locke said. “And that one typically has toys left on it.” Rex’s statue is a sweet reminder that no matter how much time passes, a dog’s love is forever.