Touching Video of Loyal Dog in Japan

17 Mar

The human suffering in Japan is beyond tragic.  Yet I could not pass up this heart warming story about a pair of our canine friends.
partially wet and muddied dog, seeming to shiver from both confusion and cold, runs toward a cameraman in the Arahama area of Sendai, Japan, leading him over to an injured fellow canine, lying among the wasteland of debris caused by the earthquake and tsunami that hit on March 11.

…”I think it’s an important story, because it stresses that not only do dogs bond with humans but they bond to one another as well,” said Marc Bekoff, a former professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a fellow of the Animal Behavior Society.

For instance, he said, various animal welfare organizations cite anecdotes of dogs grieving the loss of a fellow canine, and plenty of dog owners, including Bekoff, will attest to the strong ties dogs have with each other.

The canine duo in Sendai has since been rescued, according to several news reports.

From Live Science

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