Man's Best Friend Indeed

It is not in vane when people say that dogs are man's best friend.

This has been proven over and over again. Let's look at some examples from history.

His name was Figo. He was a mixed breed. His owner, Carlo Soriani, had died
during World War Two, but Figo faithfully waited for him to return for 14 years.

Every morning Figo went to the bus stop in Luco del Mugello, which was the station
his owner used to go to when he would commute to and from work.

And then there was Hachiko, an Akita who became a symbol of loyalty in Japan for waiting for his owner at the train station, everyday, for nine years straight.

And dogs are not simply pets. They are much more than that, and have taken huge responsibilities upon themselves and performed admirably in the face of extreme danger.

Take Rajah, a German shepherd, who became the first police dog in New Zealand. Or Trakr, another German shepherd, who was responsible for finding the last survivor after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Then there was Aspen - a search and rescue Golden Retriever - who helped find survivors after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.

The main idea here is that we shouldn't forget how helpful our four-legged friends are. Nowadays, there are guide dogs, guard dogs, search and rescue dogs, dogs involved in therapy and mental health...and there are more and more professions cropping up all the time earmarked especially for dogs.

Dogs, are indeed, man's best friend!