Lending A Helping Paw
Brian, a Great Pyrenees, showed his loyalty this week when he stood on the side of a road next to his canine companion after the 1-year-old Shepherd mix was hit by a car.
Dallas, TX resident, Samuel Flores, was on his way to breakfast when he spotted the big white dog. He made a U-turn, parked across from this sad scene, and took a photo of the dog sitting next to his dead friend Marley, occasionally licking her wounds, outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
“When I got there he was sitting — friendly, calm, drooling, upset and stressed out,” animal advocate Julie Fennell told CBS News. “It looked like he had [dragged] her up off the street onto the grass.”
As Flores waited, he saw several cars and a pair of joggers pass by without any sympathy. He said, “People were passing by and would just kind of ignore it; I just can’t leave them.”
As the first responder walked over to Brian, he barked, as if he was telling her to “get away from my friend.” Eventually, Brian gave in.
“[Brian] was really concerned about her,” Fennell said. “As we were driving away with him, he’d squeeze by the window to look for her while I was driving.”
The Great Pyrenees disappeared from his family’s home on Sunday when someone accidentally left the garage door open, the City of Dallas explained in a news release. Without a microchip, the animal was out of luck. So, the dog was taken to the Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center, where thousands of people were lining up to adopt him. His owner stepped forward soon after and the dog’s family thanked the rescuers for their support.
The story of Brian’s faithful act reminds people “that dogs have the capability to love too.”
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