I thought of another one! Hachiko! He's quite famous in Japan.
The story goes that in 1925 Hachiko, a japanese akita, would always accompany his master to the train station before work and wait, happily, for his master to return.
Until one day his master died before making it back to the station to meet his dog. Hachiko, less than 3 years old at the time of his master's death, waited at the station every day for over 10 years, waiting for his master to return. He died in the same spot he last saw his master.
The people in the area who passed the dog each day were so touched they put a statue of the dog up in 1934. The statue is in one of the busiest train stations in the world, Shibuya Station, in Tokyo. Many people pass the statue every day and it is a favorite meeting place of people in the area, since everyone knows exactly where it is.
Last edited by Plaidikins; 06-28-2004 at 10:45 PM.