Even after his owner passed away, the devoted dog steadfastly refused to leave his side.
James William Warner, 22, left this world prematurely, breaking the hearts of his loved ones, particularly his dog Ace. The dog was in such pain that he would not leave the grave of his owner.
Christy West Warner, Warner’s mother, posted the tragic image to Facebook.
Christy was beyond devastated to learn of her son’s passing, as any mother would be.
“It’s like I had an out-of-body experience. I just collapsed. My whole world was broken into a million pieces,” she told the Tennessean.
“Every second I stayed with Will was a joy. He was just larger than life, he was just a good boy. He was so personable,” she added
Because the 25-year-old suspect is the son of a judge, police were able to apprehend him right away.
The body of their son had already started to decompose, so Christy and her husband James Robert had to bury him right away. Even selecting a coffin for Will was out of the question.
“We’ve been robbed of everything. Every last ounce of closure or peace that we could possibly get from saying goodbye, we didn’t get to do,” she continued.
Todd Warner, a state legislator from Tennessee, said that his nephew was a young man who “loved life and loved people.”
It’s simply a tragic conclusion to something that ought to have never occurred, he said.
Will’s uncle described him as a “typical country boy” who assisted in raising chickens for Tyson Foods with his family. He grew up raising row crops and breeding cattle.
But Ace was the one who was utterly devastated.
Dogs give and receive all the love they can in order to live their lives for us. Both they and we find it difficult to comprehend the loss of their human.
Ace remained by the casket’s side the entire funeral. When his owner was laid to rest, the dog knelt down on the grave. Witnessing it was a truly heartbreaking experience.
Ace and Warner were best friends and attended the same school. Ace didn’t mind waiting in the truck.
“This dog is so special and Will was so proud of him,” she said.
Ace would go to church and other family gatherings with Warner. Everyone was aware of the close bond Ace and Warner shared. Ace would immediately answer Warner’s call and start running.
Only Warner and Ace could comprehend the love. Ace had a really good owner, which accounts for the dog’s unwavering devotion to Warner. Poor dog, it was a devastating loss.
On the subject of whether dogs mourn the loss of their deceased owners, experts have conducted studies and research.
“When an owner passes away before her pet, it can be a confusing, sad, and difficult period, even if arrangements have been made for the animal to be taken care of by someone else,” according to dog trainer and certified behaviorist Russell Hartstein of Los Angeles.