Sounds funny to talk about this during Valentines, , but what I am referring to is this, everyone knows that dogs are loyal animals, perhaps one of the most loyal of animals to the human being. But how many articles do you see on the human's loyalty to dogs?
I just watched a movie that spoke volumes on demonstrating how loyal the human being is to their dogs. The movie was called "Darling Companion,"with Diane Keaton. It focused on this issue, of what lengths the human will go to in finding a lost pet. It's true. When they are lost, we put posters up, we contact our neighbors to watch out for them, we hold our own private vigils for them. Do major searches for them. We even sometimes contact the police or pound for returned dogs.
So I would like to salute the human race, when it comes to their pets, most are as loyal as the animal itself.
Like the dogs who follow us around, protect us from harm, and stand by our side even in death, humans have the capacity for loyalty beyond belief. We even have pet cemeteries now.
Lately there have been many articles on the net about how dogs wait eagerly for the return of their veteran, how eagerly they lick them to death when they return. How some dogs even stand by the gravesite forever, or visit it like a human might.
There is the Marine who is helped by the K-9's. Before he eats, he feeds his dog, that's how loya the human is to a dog. There is the cop who has the dog sniff out drugs. He knows he can depend on the dog to always do the right thing and find what he is looking for. Police are also famous for taking care of their animals. There is the boy who eats, sleeps and plays with his dog. Who can't do anything without his dog by his side. Humans from a dog's point of view might be just as loyal. An the most human thing about a dog is that the dog knows this instinctively.
My grandkids have a dog, she's a mutt, but a very happy and content mutt named Ginger. She wouldn't run away if she could, she's got it too good. Makes you wonder, do dogs have brains, or just oversized hearts?
Nevertheless, God bless the faithful dog, and his loyal companion…man!