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Man's Best Friend to the End, Dog Stands Guard Over Deceased Owner in Oklahoma

Animals  (tags: animals, dogs, pets, society, humans, ethics )

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On May 20, following the devastating EF-5 tornado which ripped through Moore, Okla., one dog provided his deceased guardian with one final act of loyalty.

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Helen P (39)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 4:29 pm
I think many of us were crying and praying as we watched the news. We were hurting with the parents, the teachers, the children and, oh God! the animals.

. (0)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 4:43 pm
Dog's like these are never alone for long.

Esther Z (94)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 5:30 pm
Noted. What a sweet and loyal babe. So glad the deputy who found him is adopting him.

Henriette M (154)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 8:51 pm
One can expect loyalty with animals & hope the deputy adopts him for his own. He will have one loyal friend! Thanks Sophia for posting ! Brings tears to my eyes.

Katka O (279)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 12:07 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:33 am
What sadness in this beautiful loyal sweeties eyes...I hope his tags are checked 1st just then he can be adopted by the kind hearted officer...i'm so happy he won't end up in an awful shelter somewhere! Thx Sophia

Danuta W (1249)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 5:36 am

Ruth C (87)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 5:48 am
Don't ever expect this kind of loyalty from a human!

Pamela W (75)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 6:37 am
Noted !! What a wonderful example of loyalty .... hope the deputy gets to adopt him !!

naomi c (55)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 7:36 am
noted. thank you.

Genoveva M M (328)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 8:52 am
Noted and shared. Thanks Sophia for sharing this with us, and thanks to Henriette for forwarding.
We can always learn from animals a great deal about loyalty.

LaurenBackSoon K (173)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 12:39 pm
Noted & Shared. Thanks Sophia.

Denise D (54)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 12:52 pm
Noted & Shared. Thanks Sophia.

Christine S (134)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 1:01 pm
The update states that the dog's owner was actually alive and was reunited with her! The poor sweet little dog was standing vigil over a deceased person, but not her owner.

Erika M (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 1:13 pm
Thank you.

Ilona V (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 1:14 pm
Thanks. noted.

Cyryl W (2)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 1:49 pm
Thank you for this post. However, that one makes me thinking. As I read - this dog had luck. But how many won't have that luck? How many pets are being abandoned because of their owners' death? And they don't even understand what happened. When a disaster comes people tend to think about themselves in the first place. Hard to blame on them but I guess more sentisizing could do the trick.

Suzanne L (99)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 3:14 pm
On the news last night I saw Susie as well as many other animals being rescued after the tornado. I think there is more compassion now for animals who have lost their families in natural disasters, and that is a very good thing. I don't know if the deputy is adopting Susie or if she's been returned to her original family but she deserves a good life. For those who can, make a contribution to the Central Oklahoma Humane Society, even if it's small. These disasters stretch the shelters to capacity.

Iveta c (41)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:59 pm
I am glad this beautiful dog is safe , but i feel very sorry for people up there for everybody who lost their members of family , kids , animals , very very sad :(. Thank you Sophia

Ellen m (215)
Friday May 24, 2013, 12:20 am
@ Alan - what?! That poor old dog may be lucky and get a new home, but he will be lonely for the rest of his life...

"dogs like these", unlike many people, don't just move on and forget!
Or take suffering so lightly as some of "us" seem to...

Dang, and I sent you a star earlier because you seemed to be getting in touch with your humanity again...*sigh


natalie n (164)
Friday May 24, 2013, 1:14 am
glad it had a happy ending

Veronique L (209)
Friday May 24, 2013, 11:31 am
Heartwrenching story

Nancy B (308)
Friday May 24, 2013, 10:10 pm
Noted, tweeted, shared and tweeted. The love of a dog is unconditional; too bad the love of many humans is not.

Sara P (57)
Monday May 27, 2013, 6:15 am
This is one of the reason why I adore animals. The don't care who you are, rich or poor, good or bad, they just love you inconditionally, they are asking only to stay with you. This creature has been the best friend of his owner till the end. Point is that many times this immense love is not at all reciprocated. Thanks Sophia.

MmAway M (505)
Thursday June 6, 2013, 9:09 pm
Such Unconditional Love! Totally amazing! There is never any human that has the capacity of animals PERIOD!!!

Oleg K (91)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 8:14 am
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