The unconditional love of animals for their owners is something we take for granted, but in some cases it is exceptional. This is the case of Mukhtar, a dog who showed loyalty and affection towards his master for 12 years, and who lost his life in 2011 in an accident near the Black Sea coast.
There, on the Crimean Peninsula, one of the disputed territories between Ukraine and Russia, which the latter annexed in 2014, his master worked as a rescuer and after the fatal outcome, the dog began to come daily to the surroundings of the city of Yalta, awaiting his return.
The authorities in Yalta, Crimea are discussing the installation of a "Black Sea Hachiko" monument for the dog Mukhtar who recently died waiting his dead master for 12 years.
The lonely dog came again and again to the embankment and looked into the sea waiting for his master. pic.twitter.com/ZQ606VHxWk
— Trollstoy (@Trollstoy88) September 8, 2023
This is how 12 long years passed. Today, Mukhtar, known as Hachiko of Crimea, died and the news greatly saddened the neighbors, who know this touching story and therefore want to pay a well-deserved tribute to the animal which, over the years, has become the soul of the city.
Neighbors want to pay tribute to him
Many of them remember the dog walking from the beginning to the end of the walk and keep the image of the animal standing still and looking into infinity from the dock. A poignant image that many remember.
Many people remember the dog walking along the promenade and remember him standing still, looking into infinity from the platforms. In addition, over the years he was often seen next to Viktor Malinovsky , a street trumpeter who, while playing Frank Sinatra songs, followed Mukhtar to the rhythm of his barks, thus entertaining passers-by and tourists.
For all these reasons, residents want to remember this loyal and faithful friend of man and the Yalta authorities are in negotiations to be able to install a monument to the dog on the quay where the animal used to wait for its master.
Символ Ялты, пес Мухтар, которого еще крымским Хатико называют, в тяжелом состоянии. На днях его и еще одну собаку по кличке Бель отравили крысиным ядом.
Ялтинцы не верят, что среди них могут жить негодяи-отравители. pic.twitter.com/AIuLhquRn3
— ПЕлена (@helensmail560) July 13, 2021
The unconditional love of animals for their owners is something we take for granted, but in some cases it is exceptional. This is the case of Mukhtar, a dog who showed loyalty and affection towards his master for 12 years, who lost his life in 2011 in an accident near the Black Sea coast.
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