Wandering China

An East/West pulse of China's fourth rise from down under.

China’s ‘most loyal dog’ waits 8 hours everyday for owner [AsiaOne]

Amidst the political coverage… the Chinese celebrate their own version of Hachiko.

For more, check out Chinasmack – China’s “Most Loyal Dog” Waits Outside for Owner for 4 Years (with video)

– – –

China’s ‘most loyal dog’ waits 8 hours everyday for owner
Source – AsiaOne, published February 28, 2012 

Wang Cai has been seen daily for four years waiting for his owner to finish work in the Western interior city of Chongqing.

A Chongqing dog has fascinated Chinese netizens, likening him to the faithful Japanese dog known as Hachiko.

For four years now, the dog, known as Wang Cai, has been seen waiting outside the doors of a local bank from 9am. He moves little, does not accept food, and chases away other dogs from his spot.

This is very similar to the story of Hachiko, the Japanese Akita who waited outside the Shibuya train station in Odate for his dead owner for nearly ten years. His story has since been immortalised in the movie Hachi: A Dog’s Tale.

According to reports, passersby initially thought Wang Cai was homeless, until they noticed he was always clean and even groomed according to the season; wearing jackets during winter, or with his hair groomed during summer.

In fact, however, Wang Cai was homeless, until he was found wandering outside four years ago. He was then adopted by the owner, who lives near the bank where Wang Cai maintains his 9 to 5 vigil.

He reportedly joins his owner as he goes to work in the morning, waits the whole day, then returns with him at night. The owner, however, has said he is not sure whether the dog is waiting for him or a previous owner.


Filed under: AsiaOne, Charm Offensive, Lifestyle, Mapping Feelings, Peaceful Development, Social, The Chinese Identity

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,575 other followers

East/West headlines of Rising China

East/West headlines of Rising China

About Wandering China

Click to find out more about this project

Support //WC

Support Wandering China now - buy a Tee Shirt!

Be a champ - Support Wandering China - buy a Tee Shirt!

The East Wind Wave

China in images and infographics, by Wandering China

China in images and Infographics, by Wandering China

Wandering China: Facing west

Please click to access video

Travels in China's northwest and southwest

Wandering Taiwan

Wandering Taiwan: reflections of my travels in the democratic Republic of China

Wandering China, Resounding Deng Slideshow

Click here to view the Wandering China, Resounding Deng Slideshow

Slideshow reflection on Deng Xiaoping's UN General Assembly speech in 1974. Based on photos of my travels in China 2011.

East Asia Geographic Timelapse

Click here to view the East Asia Geographic Timelapse

A collaboration with my brother: Comparing East Asia's rural and urban landscapes through time-lapse photography.

Wandering Planets

Creative Commons License
Wandering China by Bob Tan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at Wanderingchina.org. Thank you for visiting //
web stats

Flag Counter

free counters
Online Marketing
Add blog to our directory.
%d bloggers like this: