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Originally posted by harrytuttle
I hope those camera men rescue those poor dogs and find them a new home! If it were me, I would have fashioned a stretcher to carry the weak one, and taken them away to safety. That little guy really looked like he needed help.
He even barked a little - like "WTF!? Why aren't you guys helping?".
UPDATE: CNN and the UK Telegraph have both reported that the dogs have been rescued since the footage aired, and are both receiving veterinary care; the more seriously wounded dog is at a clinic in the city of Mito, while the protective spaniel-type dog is receiving care at a shelter in the same town.
YEAH!!!!!!! They are saved!!!edit on 16-3-2011 by harrytuttle because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ethancoop
Originally posted by Valhall
I was blown away by how when the hurt dog raised it's head as if it was going to get up the dog standing watch put it's front leg over it as it to say "stay still, don't get up...I'm here and everything is going to be okay."
Yeah, what was really happening was the hurt dog smelled the food the people had & 'protector' dog was holding him down cause he wanted it for himself.
It is a touching example of loyalty but I also can't help but think that the resources put into removing, transporting & caring for these dogs would be better served on, oh I don't know, people.
Originally posted by transubstantiation
reply to post by doobydoll
I agree dogs are so loyal,they need more help as they don't understand what has happened or where their owners have gone. I would save my dog above any human,who says we as a species should always come first. Human superiority over other animals is so wrong,if the earth had every species except man it would be a forest filled paradise for animals.
Originally posted by doobydoll
Dogs are perfect creatures IMO. They don't judge, they don't care if you're rich or poor, ugly or beautiful, they don't hold a grudge, they only care about just you.
I know for a fact that if anyone pointed a loaded gun at me, my dog would take that bullet for me without hesitation. My best human friend wouldn't do that.
How do you reward that kind of loyalty? Humans are unworthy of it.
As I said before, it is beyond priceless.
Originally posted by UltraMind
reply to post by Deebo
Incorrect: The OP has been updated with "UPDATE: CNN and the UK Telegraph have both reported that the dogs have been rescued since the footage aired, and are both receiving veterinary care; the more seriously wounded dog is at a clinic in the city of Mito, while the protective spaniel-type dog is receiving care at a shelter in the same town. "
Originally posted by aCurious1
reply to post by BlackOps719
This story of canine loyalty particularly hits home for Japanese.... Outside of the super busy Shibuya train station in Tokyo, there's a popular meeting place where there's a statue of a purebred Akita dog named Hachiko. Hachiko used to greet his owner, Professor H. Ueno, in the 1920s at the station every day. One day, in 1925, Prof. Ueno died before he could return to the station. It's said that for the next nine years, Hachiko showed up at the Shibuya station at the exact time waiting for the Professor. People who noticed Hachiko, and who knew that he used to accompany the Professor, started giving him food. Finally, in 1934, a year before Hachiko died, a statue was erected at Shibuya station to honor Hachiko's loyalty. *The cool thing is that Hachiko was present at the unveiling of the statue.