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Man Hears Dog Barking in Front of His House Every Day, Sees Photo of His Grandma on Dog’s Collar — Story of the Day

Monica Otayza
May 05, 2022
07:00 P.M.
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A man grew irritated after finding the same dog barking in front of his house every day and decided to find out why. Upon seeing the dog, he was surprised to see a photo of his late grandma on the dog's collar, prompting him to follow the dog as it ran. 


Gregory was a greedy man who wanted nothing more but to grow his riches and earn a lot of money. Even when his son Alex grew up, he decided to choose the person his son would marry, all because of money. 

The woman Gregory wanted his son to marry was Allison, the daughter of his long-time business partner. Luckily for him, Allison and Alex fell in love with one another, and it was a win-win situation for everyone. 

Gregory's business partner, William, agreed to the planned marriage with just one condition: Gregory needed to provide the young couple with a comfortable, spacious house. 

Gregory was an ambitious man who cared about money the most. | Source: Pexels


As he was a greedy man, Gregory remembered his mother, Lucy, who lived in an old but beautiful Victorian house. "Maybe I should send mom to a nursing home and take her house. That way, I wouldn't have to buy a new house and waste money," he thought to himself. 

So, without further thought, he went to his mother and told her that she'd be moving to a nursing home with her dog. "But why?" she asked him. "I'm perfectly fine here alone." 

"Don't be silly, mom. You should be at a nursing home, so you have people looking after you. Your dog won't be able to help much if anything happens," he said, trying to appease his mother. The truth was, he was just trying to get rid of her so he could give the house to his son. 


Lucy reluctantly agreed on the condition that Gregory and Alex visit her whenever they could. Gregory lied to her again, saying he'd visit her. He never did. 

Gregory convinced his mom to move to a nursing home. | Source: Pexels


Lucy lived in the nursing home with her loyal dog for a couple of months until Gregory decided to break the news to Alex that she had died while in the care of the nursing home. 

"And she left her house to you," he told Alex. "You and Allison can move in now, as I've already had it cleaned," Gregory said over the phone. 

The house was the least of Alex's worries. "What about grandma's funeral? When is it?" he asked. 

"Don't worry. She has already been buried. Come to town and settle into your new home when you're ready," Gregory told his son before putting down the phone. 


Gregory asked Alex and Allison to move into Lucy's house. | Source: Pexels

After a couple of days, Alex and Allison were able to move all of their things into Grandma Lucy's home. However, Alex could not sleep at night, as a dog kept barking in front of his home for the first few nights.


"Alex, go check why that dog keeps barking at us every night, please," Allison asked him. As he couldn't stand it anymore, too, Alex decided to check once and for all what the dog wanted. 

Unlike his harsh father, Alex was a kind man. He petted the dog gently. "What's wrong, buddy? Why do you come here every night and bark?" he asked. 

He looked at the dog closely and he noticed a locket hanging on the dog's collar. When he opened it, he saw a photo of his late grandmother inside and a small note with an address. 

Allison and Alex couldn't sleep because a dog kept barking outside. | Source: Pexels


Suddenly, the dog took off, so Alex ran after him. Just a couple of blocks away, the dog stopped at a house, and Alex saw it was the address listed on the note. It was an old barn in the middle of a field. 

"What's in here, buddy? Why did you take me here?" Alex asked the dog. To his surprise, he saw his grandmother lying on a haystack, trying to warm herself from the cold. 

"Grandma?" Alex said, running to her. "You're alive? What happened? Dad told me you had died. I'm so glad you're okay," he cried. 

Grandma Lucy looked sick and exhausted as if she hadn't eaten for days. She weakly replied that Gregory left her there and left without ever returning. 


"He told me he could no longer pay for the nursing home and dumped me here. He said he would bring supplies for me, but he never returned. I can't believe my own son could do this to me," she cried. 

Alex couldn't believe what he was hearing his grandmother say, making him cry. | Source: Pexels


"He told me you died in the nursing home, grandma. I'm so sorry you had to experience all of this," Alex said in tears. He felt terrible for his grandmother, especially knowing that he was living in her house. 

"Well, I could have died if my dog Walter hadn't found you. I found a piece of paper and a pencil here in the barn the other day and wrote the address from outside, hoping someone would save me," Grandma Lucy explained. 

Alex was crying not only out of sadness for his grandmother but out of anger. He was furious at his dad for leaving his own mother for dead.

Alex called a cab to pick them up at the barn, and he carried her home, where he told his wife everything. The following day, Allison was so heartbroken for grandma Lucy that she told the story to her father, William. 


Alex and Allison took Grandma Lucy in and cared for her for the rest of her life. | Source: Pexels

He was furious. He broke all ties with Gregory and pulled out all of his business shares. After a couple of months, it became clear that William was the person keeping their business afloat. 


Gregory could not manage the business alone, and he filed for bankruptcy. To make matters worse, Alex decided to cut ties with his father, realizing he only ever thought about himself. 

Alex promised to take care of Grandma Lucy, and together, they happily lived in her beautiful Victorian home with Allison, her dog Walter, and Lucy's great-grandchildren. 

What can we learn from this story?

  • The truth will always come out one way or another. Gregory tricked his own mother into moving out of her home so that his son Alex could move in. The truth was eventually revealed when her loyal dog found Alex, and he discovered that his grandmother was alive and needed help. 
  • Respect your elders. Gregory thought it'd be easier for him to trick his mother because she was old and weak. In the end, karma caught up with him, and his greediness caused him to lose everything. 

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