If you’re a dog lover, you know how much loyalty and happiness a canine can bring. That’s why they have been called “man’s best friend.”
Whether it’s a moment of pure happiness or extreme pride, dogs make it overwhelmingly clear over and over again that we don’t deserve them.
Here are six stories that reiterate just how much we don’t deserve dogs.
Age 6 Missing Boy Found with Loyal Family Dog Lying at His Side
It was a scary moment for 6-year-old Kaydon Leach’s parents when their son disappeared on the evening of April 23, 2018.
Authorities began searching for him around 7 p.m. and conducted grid searches through a 2,000-acre area overnight and into the next day. After 22 hours of searching, Kaydon and the family dog Chula were found only a half-mile from their home.
Chula was protecting his young owner and even growled at rescuers as they approached little Kaydon.
Rescuers were able to safely being Kaydon home, but Chula was considered the real hero of this story.
This is the dog that was guarding 6-year-old Kaydon Leach when a search crew found them this afternoon. The boy & his dog were missing overnight in the rain for 22 hours. @wbir https://t.co/FJBpJfjNCp pic.twitter.com/gsKeMTR1mt
— Melissa Erickson (@mel_erickson) April 24, 2018
Watch Adorable Guilty Dog Try To Apologize to Owner for Behavior
If you’ve spent any time on the internet in recent years, you’ve probably seen hilarious photos of dogs being caught in the act of doing something they aren’t supposed to.
Sometimes, the dog has no idea. Other times, they completely know and their adorable attempts to apologize are enough to make your heart melt.
Such is the case with a labrador retriever from Italy named Ettore.
While the viral video doesn’t clarify what exactly the guilt-ridden pup did, one thing is for sure: he is extremely sorry.
Dogs Beg Owner To Be Let Out, Immediately Run to Elderly Woman Frozen to Ground
Two adorable Labradoodles, Eva and Adam, began begging Lonnie Chester to go outside at 4:30 a.m. on a snowy Saturday morning. So Chester woke up and opened the door despite his grogginess.
The two pups rushed past his legs and made a beeline toward an elderly woman lying next to his truck; she was only wearing a nightgown.
He scooped the frozen woman up, took her inside and called the paramedics. She was later transported to the doctor for further treatment.
“It could have been a tragic outcome had Adam and Eva not woken us,” Chester’s wife, Susan said.
Man Wakes to Rescue Dog Licking His Face After Dog Senses Danger Inside the Walls
Just months after bringing Carl, a sweet spaniel mix pup home, Drew Smith learned just how much he truly needed him.
The dog walker began to notice that Carl was hesitant to come back inside after his walks. Smith eventually also noticed the odd behavior, but he continued carrying on with his normal routine.
Then on Jan. 21, 2018, the normally quiet dog began licking Smith’s face and barking at 1 a.m. eventually waking Smith up. It wasn’t until Smith got up for a glass of water to ease his scratchy throat that he realized what Carl was trying to tell him.
Watch Adorable Moment Senior Pup Realizes Her Soldier Owner Is Standing in Front of Her
Traveling can always be bittersweet when you have a canine friend at home. Not only will you miss them, but when you can’t explain to them why you’ll be gone or that you’re coming back it can be heartbreaking.
Army Pvt. Hannah Foraker felt the sting of leaving her beloved dog, Buddy, at home when she packed her bags to go to basic training. Foraker said she would Skype with Buddy when she could, but that she had never been away from the 13-year-old golden retriever that long.
When it was finally time for Foraker to return home, the adorable moment of their reunion was caught on film. Even though Buddy was arthritic and nearly deaf, she recognized her human and was so excited that Foraker was finally home.
Sneaky Dog Refuses To Come Inside When Owner Calls, Caught Hiding Behind Garden Pot
Dogs can sometimes catch us off guard with their sense of humor and silly personalities.
One dog named Tasha showed her owners just how adorably mischievous she was. In a video uploaded to Facebook, Tasha’s owners open the sliding glass door and call out her name.
It seems like there is no dog in sight until, after just a few moments pass and the sliding door closes again, a pair of pointy black ears pop up from behind a large garden pot.
As soon as the door opens again, Tasha’s ears quickly dropped down behind her clever hiding spot again. Her owners couldn’t help but chuckle at the dog’s attempt to avoid coming back inside.
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