Loyalty, a strong sense of support and allegiance towards another, may be becoming a thing of the past. I see it more and more, except where animals are concerned.
They show up for you, no matter what.
Read a tender tale about a dog refusing to leave a herd of goats, during the recent California wildfires, forcing his owners to flee without him.
Roland Hendel said he thought he’d never see Odin, a Great Pyrenees, ever again. He packed the car and escaped with his family as the ferocious wildfires were advancing on his home near Calistoga early last week.
Days later, he returned to his property, which had been decimated by the fire, fearing the worst.
“We found a burned, battered, and weakened Odin, surrounded by his eight goats, and several small deer who had come to him for protection and safety,” Hendel said.
He learned a powerful lesson, Hendel said…how important life is, from his dog no less, who wouldn’t leave his friends behind.
Are you weeping? Because I am.
Carmela, the Bassett Hound, during the onset and worst part of my hearing loss, was my best pal, never abandoning me, letting it be known, all was not lost.
Years ago, when I had Missy the cat, and nothing else but a mattress on the floor, she always waited by the door, sleeping alongside me, sitting with me whenever I cried.
It’s no wonder losing a pet is so heartbreaking, you’re saying good bye to that unconditional love they come with, along with their whiskers and tails.
Who knows, maybe loyalty is making a comeback, starting with Odin, the Great Pyrenees, who loyally, stayed with his pals.
One can hope.