My dog says there is no creature on Earth more loyal than a dog! This video captured in Japan shows just how amazing that sense of devotion is. In the wake of an earthquake and a tsunami, this dog refuses to leave his canine companion's side. And, rest assured, since this news footage was shot, both dogs have been rescued and taken to local clinics for veterinary care.
* Below the video is the transcript of the Japanese narration, courtesy of Toshiyuki Kitamura and Yahoo!. Oh, and to help Japan's animals in need, donate through World Vets or check out Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support on Facebook.
We are in Arahama area. Looks like there is a dog. There is a dog. He looks tired and dirty. He must have been caught in the tsunami. He looks very dirty.
He has a collar. He must be someone's pet. He has a silver collar. He is shaking. He seems very afraid.
Oh, there is another dog. I wonder if he is dead.
Right there. There is another dog right next to the one sitting down. He is not moving. I wonder. I wonder if he is alright.
The dog is protecting him.
Yes. He is protecting the dog. That is why he did not want us to approach them. He was trying to keep us at bay.
I can't watch this. This is a very difficult to watch.
Oh. Look. He is moving. He is alive. I am so happy to see that he is alive.
Yes! Yes! He is alive.
He looks to be weakened. We need to them to be rescued soon. We really want them rescued soon.
Oh good. He's getting up.
It is amazing how they survived the tremendous earthquake and tsunami. It's just amazing that they survived through this all.
* Jerky Treats and Milk Bones to No Kill Nation who posted this video on their Facebook wall.