Dog mourns at casket of fallen Navy SEAL

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    Dog mourns at casket of fallen Navy SEAL - TODAY Pets & Animals - TODAY.com

    This is why we say dogs aren't just animals.
     
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    Gentlemen of the Jury: a man's dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer, he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounters with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert he remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens. If fortune drives the master forth an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him to guard against danger, to fight against his enemies, and when the last scene of all comes, and death takes the master in its embrace and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by his graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even to death."

    Tribute to the Dog attributed to Senator Vest, 1869
     
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    There is an old Twilight Zone episode called "The Hunt" which tells the story of dog loyalty in a unique way. It can be found on YouTube or Hulu.
     
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    Damn, that's sad. Animals are people in fur suits. :(
     
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    The more people I meet. The more I like dogs.
     
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    By the way.........did you guys know that dogs are telepathic?

    Dogs Likely Born with 'Canine Telepathy' : Discovery News

    But then again........anyone who has watched "The Dog Whisperer" already knew that.
     
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    This is heart breaking! :(

    I'm off to hug my dog.
     
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    Earlier tonight I spent some time with my best friend, who came bearing my fur niece, Mitzi.

    In the months that followed me losing my girls (then 8 y/o Belle and 5 y/o Orli), I was heartbroken. I was on a day trip with said friend, and she had a hair appointment. I stayed in the car with Mitzi, and she gave me her paw, which I held while I cried. That hour in the car was quite cathartic. Mitzi would make a great therapy dog.
     

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