1. Tommy’s heartbreaking story
Dogs have a way of forming very deep bonds with their owners. For the dog featured in this story, that bond was strong enough that everyone in the town couldn’t help but take notice. 12-year-old German shepherd Tommy had been going to the local church every day and waiting patiently by the alter. What keeps Tommy motivated to visit each day is that this was the last place he saw his owner.
Tommy’s owner, Maria Margherita Lochi, first met Tommy when she found him abandoned in the fields near her home in San Donaci, Italy. Soon after discovering him wandering around, she developed a soft spot for the dog and decided to adopt him.