As the tomb-sweeping long holiday arrives, many will seize the weekends before and after to avoid large crowds to visit their family tombs and pay their respects.
On such an occasion, a dog-owner from Taichung brought along her best friend, Hoya, to attend to the graves to find that the “exhausted” dog decided to make a bed out of the tombs.
The picture immediately went viral online, and social media users jokingly asked if it was trying to win the “hearts” of the ancestors.
According to Hoya’s owner Chen Xi (陳晞), she brought the nearly 4-year-old golden retriever to the Nanliao areas to visit their family tomb.
During the hike up the mountains, Hoya was extremely obedient and happily trotted beside its owner to the destination.
However, not long after everyone got to work sweeping the tombs, Chen looked up to find Hoya asleep on one of the graves with its head resting contently on the “arm” of the grave.
Chen explained that the dog probably felt the grass was too prickly and decided to find a smoother surface to make its bed.
She jokingly added that though their family members don’t mind, their ancestors don’t eat meat, so Hoya “presenting” itself as “offerings” could be unsuitable.
Afterward, Hoya was given a bath and the cute picture was shared on the internet, where social media users flocked to the comment section calling for Hoya to be added into the family’s genealogy book, while others said the dog was merely trying to get more pats from ancestors.
Many also said this goes to show how “grandparents” really dote the most on children.