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Dog Mourns Navy SEAL

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by BNWriter, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. BNWriter

    BNWriter Active Member

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44271018/ns/today-today_pets_and_animals/t/dog-mourns-casket-fallen-navy-seal/

    This was an interesting, sad, touching story -- complete with pic to prove it. Hope it is no D-B.
     
  2. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Saw this earlier today and just lost it. Just heartbreaking.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4ZPx2Wnc0lI
     
  3. Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts Active Member

    One of the photos of the year for sure.
     
  4. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Great story.

    I had a great uncle who died in WWII in Italy. When they flew his body home, his dog laid underneath the casket at the house for the two days it was in state. (Yes, the wake was at my grandmother's house).

    My grandmother would always say that's how she knew it was him in the casket.
     
  5. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Reminiscent of a movie I saw a while back, "Greyfrier Bobby," in which a constable is killed and they can't keep his dog from his grave. A tear-jerker, now in reality.
     
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    That reminds me of the story from a few years back about this nursing home where the home's cat would go and either sit in the room or by the door of a patient who was about to die.
     
  7. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Agreed. Damn, it was powerful.
     
  8. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    First Pulitzer photo that was first posted on Facebook?

    And also, I find it kind of annoying that the msnbc web producer decided to provide links to every other "amazing dog" story they could find. Gimme a break ...
     
  9. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Probably true and not to nitpick, but I didn't like the way the video of the dog was just a loop image, spliced together over and over to make a :20 piece of video.
    Maybe there is better video of it and God rest all the souls of the perished.
    Thanks to all service members for their sacrifices and various roles they play.
     
  10. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    This made my dad cry and he only cries when family members die.
     
  11. printdust

    printdust New Member

    It makes me want to go out to my local animal shelter and get a dog who has the capacity to feel like this one does and can't. But then I have two dogs. Blah.
     
  12. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    According to an episode of House that I watched, that type of behavior has more to do with the fact that the cat preferred the colder temperature of the person/people they were laying with and those cold temperatures were more likely to be found with a person on their last legs that a healthy and viral one.
     
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