Foreign Affairs
Italy: Dog patiently waits for his Covid-hit master outside front door

In Italy, the saying that the dog is man’s best friend is clearily evident for a dog who has been waiting since November for his owner to return home in Pavia.

Last November, 55-year old Marco Maiolini – a volunteer with the Italian Civil Protection – was admitted in hospital after he contracted Covid-19.  Since that day, Billy the dog has patiently waited for his master in front of his master’s front door. The man’s nephew said that nothing could change the dog’s mind, not even entering inside to shelter from the cold weather.

Marco has been raising his dog for the past two year, now they are inseparable.