Family claims 'dead' dog dug his way out of grave and returned home
"Pet Sematary" fans, take note.
In a Stephen-Kingian moment, a Russian family's dog allegedly dug himself out of his own grave and returned home to some very stunned owners.
Dik, 18, was recently given a proper burial by his owners — two elderly sisters who live in the village of Novonikolsk in eastern Russia — after he was found motionless in their home and could not be woken, the Daily Mail reports.
However, Dik had plans other than to simply roll over and play dead. The canine allegedly awoke from his spell and dug his way out of his shallow grave.
Passersby spotted the filthy animal meandering down a nearby road and took him to a local pet shelter, which shared photos of Dik on social media in hopes of finding him a new family.
According to the Daily Mail, Dik's owners came across the organization's images of their beloved pet and, in a state of shock, rushed to pick him back up.
Irina Mudrova, the head of the shelter, told the outlet that the dog's owners cried when they were reunited with him.
"They were very grateful and donated 5,000 rubles ($80) to our shelter," Mudrova said.