My dog Claire is laying behind me on the floor as I write this story. A dog is truly man's and a women's best friend. A 12 year-old-German shepherd named Ciccio, proves it. Ciccio,  has been attending daily mass in San Donaci, Italy, where his former owner would go to church every afternoon. His owner recently passed and now every time Ciccio hears the church bells every afternoon, he goes to church just as he would when he and his owner would do when she was alive.

The priest of the Santa Maria Assunta church welcomes the dog and allows him to sit by the alter during services.Villagers show Ciccio compassion by feeding him and giving him water after the services but the priest hopes that this faithful companion finds a loving home soon. Meet Ciccio.

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