The dedicated dog was deeply saddened by the loss of his owner. He lost his appetite and frequently wandered away from home. His activities went unnoticed by everyone.
In Turkey, the story began with Oztuk Ismail who discovered a stray dog wandering on the street and decided to take him in. He named the dog Zozo and quickly formed a strong bond with him as they spent time together and grew to love each other’s company.
On February 10, 2014, Oztuk Ismail passed away, leaving his entire family in shock and grief. The loss of his human friend has been particularly devastating for Zozo, who has experienced a sense of hopelessness for the past two years. As a loyal companion, the loss of Zozo’s devoted master has deeply saddened the dog.
The family noticed that their dog frequently disappeared from their house, as reported by Oztuk’s widow and children. Although he returned at the end of the day, they were unsure of where he went. One day, Oztuk’s son, Oztuk Zafar, decided to visit his father’s tomb and saw an animal resting there from a distance. As he got closer, he realized it was Zozo. For two years, Zozo visited the grave every day in tears. The child of Zozo became aware of how much he missed his father.
The son claims to be the one who initially brought the dog to his father’s grave. It was unexpected for Zozo to visit his colleague every day, rain or shine, at the cemetery outside of the hamlet. Despite its inability to speak, the animal still makes the same movements to show how much it cares for its owner. The previous owner, who must have been a great man, deserved the love and dedication of his dog.