Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Western Cemetery, Penang

One of the places my father wanted to visit was the Western Cemetery in Penang . So we went to pay our respect to my father's mother, an elder brother  William who died as a teenager and a sister Joyce who died as an one year old, all of whom were buried there. It was a rainy day and Appa related stories of their lives. 
As we were leaving, my friend Naga talked about a well known grave stone  in the cemetery with a dog sculpture . Soon we came across this site and the dog looked very real. The story which is passed on is that,  after the death of the  Andrew in 1931, his pet refused to leave the grave stone and didn't eat and died within days . So to honour the pet , Andrew's family placed a replica of the dog on the grave stone.

7 comments:

kids in chennai said...

wow, that's amazing - i was SURE that was a real dog!

Anonymous said...

wow,this very sad story..that two beings are so close that both must die from different circumstances .
My Boss and I love animals and we shed a tear.

Ayu said...

wow....that's amazing

kids school said...

thats great ...

Sanjukta Das said...
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Sanjukta Das said...

This is a sad story..........

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