A DOG is indeed a man’s best friend.

This was proven true in the story of former Barangay 9-Daan Banwa Captain Armando Parcon of Victorias City, who succumbed to cardiorespiratory arrest on July 24, 2022. Twelve hours later, his pet dog Jack also died.

Jack is a two-and-a-half-year-old Aspin (asong pinoy) raised by Parcon and is one of the six pet dogs of the family.

“Papa would always feed him (Jack),” Brenn Rommel, Parcon’s son shared, adding that the dog is very close to his deceased father.

The younger Parcon said that the loss of their father was painful to their family.

But what saddened them more was the death of his father’s favorite pet 12 hours later, as he followed his master, he stresses.

Jack showed grief, the younger Parcon said, saying that the dog was playful, but it suddenly lost its appetite when his master died.

“They both have pretty unexplainable connections (to each other), and even to their deaths, they were together,” the younger Parcon also said.

Before Jack’s death, they heard him making a sound before he went under the bed of his master.

“As we were pre-occupied facilitating the wake and burial of our father, we did not mind Jack's whereabouts until one of us looked for him, found him lifeless under the bed of Papa,” the younger Parcon told SunStar Bacolod.

The deceased village chief held his position from 1989 to 1992, 1997 to 2002, and 2007 to 2010.