Thursday, January 20, 2011

Real Meaning of Unconditional Love

Comment of the day: “I strive to be the person my dogs think I am.” –20 Year Veggie

Dog sits by owner's grave in Brazil

An image of Leao, a medium-sized, brown dog sitting next to her owner’s freshly covered grave has captured the world’s attention and CNN readers had plenty to say about the moving picture and the power of love between animals and people.

RD said “Pretty hard to beat the unconditional love, devotion and loyalty of dogs. They're the greatest creatures on earth.” Suz said, “Brings me to tears.” JoAnn White said, “Amazing. She (Cristina) must have cared deeply for her dog for her to show such loyalty. We can learn much from our canine friends.” Kim said, “So sad and so sweet all at once.” Patrick said, “What I find strange is that I feel more saddened by this article than any other news story I have read in a long time.”

Will Rodgers said: ‘If dogs don't go to heaven, then I want to go where they go.’ My sentiments exactly,” said Tom. And MDEBERRY said, “I once had a white lab and when I used to live about a mile from my grandfather, my dog would check on him every day. The day my grandfather died my dog became very sad and soon after he died. I know they are keeping each other company. I miss them both.” On a slightly different note, Sleeping Beauty said, “Although this is a heartbreaking picture of the dog, this is also a heartbreaking picture of all the graves. So many lives were lost to this tragedy and we all need to be on our knees praying.”


  1. That picture breaks my heart. They truly are man's best friend.

  2. Eulogy of The Dog
    "He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings...he is a constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens... And when..
    death takes the master...there by his graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws...faithful and true even to death."
    George Graham Vest


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