For three weeks, a Cocker Spaniel named Rocky stayed loyally by the side of his deceased owner. Hunters found the body of missing 70-year-old André Blanchot with his faithful companion curled up next to him near Narbonne, France on Sunday.
André had not been seen since November 11, after he went out to pick mushrooms accompanied by Rocky. Hunters found the pair in a Hautes Corbières vineyard off a rarely used trail.
The hunters had spotted André's car and surmised André may have had a heart attack while changing a wheel on his car. At first they thought Rocky had died as well, as he lay unmoving by André's body, but then discovered the dog was still alive.
Police believe the faithful dog most likely survived from drinking from puddles of water near his owner. Rocky was very thin after his long vigil and was taken to the pound where he was later retrieved by André's daughter, who had given Rocky to her father 9 years ago after adopting the dog from SPA Narbone.
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