Canine Comrades: Loyal Dog Won't Leave Friend Behind [WATCH]
Don't Worry, This Particular Story Ends Well....
You don't have to speak Japanese to understand the sympathetic tones of the two men observing these dogs who are also disaster victims -- and one loyal dog refusing to leave his hurt friend's side. There is so much we don't understand about the emotional lives of animals. But we know they can suffer tremendously, and we know they care for each other. We wish all the people and animals of Japan heartfelt concern during this incomprehensibly difficult time. Ganbatte kudasai! ("Don't give up!")
According to Facebook entry, a resident of Japan, Kenn Sakurai, is reporting that both dogs were found alive in Mito, Ibaraki. And thanks to the efforts of Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support, the two dogs are currently in the care of a local shelter! YAY!
As well, CNN is reporting that both dogs received medical attention. The injured dog is currently at a veteranarian getting care and the loyal dog friend is at a shelter.
What Are They Saying?
Here is a general summary of the mens' conversation in Japanese: at first the two thought the injured dog was dead. They immediately called a vet for assistance for both dogs. The men say they wish they had brought food to give the dogs.
For information on how you can help animal victims of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami - read 6 Ways You Can Help Animals in Japan
Thanks to our friends at GlobalAnimalTV for posting this video and story!