All puppies and other animals deserve all the love in the world, but undoubtedly there are some that make history and leave an indelible mark on us.
That is the case of Buddy, a puppy that lived in Argentina. He was 14 years old and was nationally known as «Perrito Canillita», due to his vocation as a newspaper delivery boy.
Buddy became very popular due to his great intelligence and cunning, as he went to the store every morning by himself with a bag in his mouth that contained money. He walked the streets very carefully, looking both ways before crossing.
When he arrived at the store, he waited patiently for the saleswoman to fill his bag while he excitedly wagged his tail and then happily went back home.
But sadly, the world is now in mourning because Buddy has already crossed the rainbow.
He became famous for a video in which he could be seen walking from his owner Alberto’s newsstand to a store that sold pet food, on Castelli and Charlone.
“No matter how much you pushed him to cross, he wouldn’t do it if I didn’t give him the order. He was super smart. The first time we went to the corner store to buy his food and I told the girl that he was going to go alone with his bag and the money, he looked at me strangely, ”said his owner.
Buddy the puppy would buy his food and return with it in a bag on his nose
Buddy aroused the most tender feelings in all the people who knew him. Albertó told through tears how one day a lady waited to collect her salary to pay for a taxi and come from afar to meet the famous dog and just be able to caress it.
On another occasion, a neighbor of Alberto’s was shown the video of the dog in a restaurant in France.
He was quite the celebrity!
Alberto recounts that he was never planning to buy little Buddy, but that his daughter, who was only 10 years old at the time, saw a movie and wanted a dog just like it.
Although she made him see that it was best to adopt, by the coincidences of life they just offered him a puppy, which was the last of a litter that had been left behind by his mother. So she paid a symbolic price for it.
The owner of the newsstand is very proud to have been the human father of such a good dog, that he earned the appreciation of thousands. But certainly, he feels very sad that I am no longer with him.
Because he was so well known, a neighbor offered part of his land to be buried there, in the area where Buddy lived. So Alberto has the peace of mind that he will be able to visit his remains whenever he wants.
“His analysis of him was perfect, he fell apart in a matter of days. He had to help him stand up and for him to eat he drenched his food with bread and milk.
He did not suffer, he had no pain, the vet told me that a dog of this size does not live more than 10, 12 years. He arrived at 14 and in good health. It comforts me to know that the fat man died without suffering and that he rests easy ”.
He says that every time someone asks about him, more than crying, he is happy to remember that special person who accompanied him for so many years.
«He was my friend, my family. He put up with you in everything, he always paid attention, he wanted to eat all day, he had a beautiful life, caressed and pampered by all the people who came to my job, «concludes Alberto.
We are sorry that a great man like Buddy had to leave, but we are glad that he has been surrounded by the love of all the people who knew him.
He lived 14 years of cuddles and caresses as a reward for his great sweetness and fidelity. It is the fate that all dogs in the world deserve. Fly high, little Buddy!