Maria Isabel Benites Chamba, who died last week at the age of 95, was put to rest in Ecuador.
Chamba’s relatives and friends were there at her burial to offer their respects, but one guest in particular insisted on going above and above.
Bumer, Chamba’s beloved dog, was the culprit. Until the very end, he refused to leave her side.
Bumer stayed close by at Chamba’s wake, which was planned by Funeraria Santa Rosa, just as he had done while she was alive.
“You could see the loyalty and affection between her and her dog,” a funeral home representative said. “He was always by his owner’s side.”
Following the conclusion of the service, a procession formed to transport Chamba’s casket to the cemetery. Of course, Bumer insisted on accompanying us.
“He circled the hearse before climbing on as if to say, ‘I want to go and say goodbye to my mother,’” according to the funeral home representative. “This is a fantastic example of loyalty.”
Bumer was upset, but his undying love for Chamba was on display for all to see.
Bumer’s loyalty goes on even if Chamba has died away. His damaged heart will hopefully begin to mend with time, but he won’t have to go through it alone.
The small puppy was last seen in the loving company of Chamba’s family, united in their recollection of the person they loved so tenderly, according to the funeral home.