Wednesday, February 29, 2012


“Rinti, fiel hasta despues de muerta” (Rinti, faithful even after death)
The Cementerio de Cristobal Colon was founded in 1876 in Havana. Jeannette Ryder, who in 1905 founded a Cuban humanitarian organization for orphans and abandoned animals died in 1931. Rinti, her faithful dog, stayed at her gravesite where he refused food until he, too, passed away. Cuban sculptor Fernando Boada created this monument to honor Ryder's dedication to animals and Rinti, who was faithful even after death. You can visit the grave at Calle 14 and Av Obispo Fray Jacinto in Necropolis Cristobal Colon.

1 comment:

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