Reunion: Dog thought to be dead comes back home to owner

A woman who buried her beloved dog was amazed to discover that he was alive after all, having managed to dig his way out and come home.

Dog [Illustrative] (photo credit: Courtesy)
Dog [Illustrative]
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Do you know the chilling film Pet Sematary about an ancient burial site that returns buried pets back to life?
The owner of an old Russian dog had something quite similar happen to her recently. The woman from a small village in the province of Primoria buried her beloved pet after finding him lifeless on his blanket.
What she did not know was that Dick was not really dead, and soon after he was buried he dug his way out of the grave - and with the last of his strength, he reached a nearby road, where good people saw him and brought him to an animal shelter. The workers, who had no idea who he belonged to, published a picture of him on social media, hoping to find him a warm home.
Luckily Dick's owner noticed what was happening and hurried to the shelter pick Dick up.
"She thought he died when she could not wake him up," said Irina Moderova, the director of the sheter. "Fortunately, she buried him in a shallow grave and he managed to dig his way out after he regained consciousness. As a token of thanks, the woman donated 5,000 rubles to the association."
While this whole story is really sad, it turns out that this is not the first time Dick has narrowly escaped trouble. According to reports in the Russian media, the old dog has had no easy life at all. Before arriving at his current home, his previous owners died, he was run over by a car and has gotten lost.