There is a camp that feels if you’re going to love cats, you have to hate dogs. We don’t belong to that camp.
Cats are wonderful, and that’s why we have this blog. But dog’s have traditionally been referred to as “man’s best friend.” They are loyal, obedient, eager to please and extremely hardworking. If you were to make a list of the domesticated animals who most shaped the history of humanity, dogs would be right up there with horses, sheep and cattle (and of course cats!).
Everyone has a dog story of their own or one they’ve heard that just melts the heart of anyone who hears it. We came across such a story recently, which is why we decided to do a post about dogs instead of cats.
A couple of weeks ago, a vicious tornado ripped through the rural Texas town of Van. As rescuers and volunteers were sifting through the wreckage of one destroyed home, they found a heartbreaking sight: A wounded and very scared giant Pyrenese had nestled herself under her owner’s arms. The man had died in the tornado.
It’s obvious that the dog, believed to be about 8 years old and who has since been renamed Emma, was loyal and loving. When her home was torn to shreds, she naturally went to her owner for comfort. How simultaneously sad and precious is that?
One of the volunteers who was helping in the rescue and cleanup efforts after the tornado saw Emma and made the decision to adopt her. Emma suffered some bruises, head trauma and other injuries that indicate just how violent the tornado was. It looks like her home was right in the tornado’s path.
Emma was obviously exhausted when she was found. She was underweight, but her new owner says Emma’s appetite is coming back.
So there you have it: Another touching story that illustrates how much people love their dogs, and how much dogs love their people.