Japanese dog never leaves injured friend

Thursday, March 17, 2011 Marie Joy A. 1 Comments


It's a universal truth that dogs are man's bestfriend and we all accept that fact. Their loyalty has been proven and tested millions of times in different situations. And just recently a Japanese dog is on the news, on the video you can see that the dog is shivering and disoriented, and yet he stays with his canine friend who is injured in the tsunami.

I just remembered Hachiko, i watched this movie last week and it really moved me. Hachiko was remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner, even many years after his owner's death. When Hachiko realized that his owner no longer lives in his home (coz he was already dead). He went to look for his master at the train station where he had accompanied him so many times before. Each day, Hachikō waited for the return of his owner. The permanent fixture at the train station that was Hachikō attracted the attention of other commuters. Many of the people who frequented the Shibuya train station had seen Hachikō and Professor Ueno together each day. They brought Hachikō treats and food to nourish him during his wait. This continued for nine years with Hachikō appearing precisely when the train was due at the station. Eventually, Hachikō's legendary faithfulness became Japan's national symbol of loyalty. It really amazes me how loyal dogs are.

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.

1 lovable comments:

Yes, I have seen that in the news and have seen its video too at youtube. Amazing how faithfulness can be fully epitomized by a dog. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.