Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Why I HEART Dogs: Reason # 107

No matter how down I am, nothing else can cheer me up better than seeing a puppeh. Something about dogs just makes me relax and smile .. probably because I pretty much had the world's best dog ever, but also because when it comes down to it, there is nothing better than a loyal dog by your side .. Balto, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, you name it .. I've probably watched it and weeped like a kid.

But rather than seeing those Disney-esque films of man's best friend, it really is heart-warming to hear about real-life examples of a dog's loyalty:
GREELEY, Colorado (AP) -- A dog stood guard over her owner's body for up to six weeks after the man committed suicide on the remote northeastern Colorado plains, authorities said. The body of 25-year-old Jake Baysinger of La Salle, Colorado, was found Sunday on the Pawnee National Grasslands about 75 miles northeast of Denver, Colorado. Cash, his German shepherd, was found beside him, thin and dehydrated but still alive. The dog had apparently survived by eating mice and rabbits, authorities said...Investigators said the dog probably kept coyotes away from the body. (

Yup, that story did bring tears to my eyes. Go out and hug a puppy today, guys.


sang said...

Seems like the story was more focused on the dog then the person who committed suicide. >_<