Animals As A Loyal Friends

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Loyalty is faithfulness or a devotion to a person, country, group, or cause.There are many aspects to loyalty. Animals as pets have a large sense of loyalty to humans which may be more human-to-human loyalty. Famous cases include Greyfriars Bobby who attended his master’s grave for fourteen years; Hachiko, who returned to the place he used to meet his master every day for nine years after his death;and Foxie, the spaniel belonging to Charles Gough, who stayed by her dead master’s side for three months on Helvellyn in the Lake District in 1805 (the fact that Gough’s body was eaten by his dog was ignored in subsequent Romantic accounts of the story).

In the Mahabharata, the righteous King Yudhisthira, at the end of his life, appeared at the gates of Heaven. He had previously lost his brothers and his wife to death, and when he appeared at the gates his only remaining companion was a stray dog he had picked up along the way. The god Indra is prepared to admit him to Heaven, but refuses to admit the dog. Yudhistira refuses to abandon the dog, and prepares to turn away from the gates of Heaven. Then the dog is revealed to be the manifestation of Dharma, the god of righteousness and justice, and who turned out to be his deified self. Yudhistira enters heaven in the company of his dog, the god of righteousness.  Yudhistira is known by the epithet Dharmaputra, the lord of righteous duty.

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Street People Love Their Pets

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These days we hear about more and more people leaving their pets behind as they leave their homes.  Some people will find reasons to leave an animal behind; relocation, financial issues, divorce, more responsibility for an older animal….and the list goes on.  For some, that is not an option.  They will lose everything but they will never leave their beloved pet behind.  The animal is the only thing that keeps them going in this crazy, unpredictable world.  It is called unconditional love and it’s an emotional bond of loyalty.  We all search for it when most of the time it is right in front of us, our pet.  The tragic part is that these pets don’t choose their owners.

When we see a homeless person sitting on the street, the sight breaks our hearts. What is even more heartbreaking is to see them and their pets, trying to live day-to-day.”Check out these photos of homeless people and their pets, and hopefully we will think more about the issues that around us every day, seen but not noticed.

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It is estimated, by the National Coalition for the Homeless, that 3.5 million people are homeless.  Between 5% to 10% of homeless people have dogs and/or cats. In some areas of the country the rate is as high as 24%.  Most people who experience homelessness are homeless for a short period of time, and usually need help finding housing or a rent subsidy.   Unfortunately for those with pets it becomes more difficult.  Many are forced to choose between their pet or a roof over their head.

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Cutest Small Breeds

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Cuteness rules in the dog world. This year’s Best in Show winner at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was an adorable 11-pound ball of fluff and personality named Malachy, a Pekingese who will now retire to a non-competitive life of relaxing and chasing squirrels at home in Pennsylvania.
Another small breed getting much attention is Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier who wowed audiences in the Oscar-nominated movie The Artist. And ABC’s hit series Modern Family gets a dash of darling from a little French bulldog named Stella who steals scenes whenever she’s on camera. It’s no wonder that potential pet parents are choosing small-breed dogs.

Beagle

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Beagles have a gentle disposition and are intelligent and easy to train. This popular family pet is great with children and doesn’t tire easily from walks and romps in the yard. A beagle generally enjoys company; it may be standoffish to strangers initially but is won over easily. This can make the breed a poor choice as a guard dog, although the beagle’s tendency to howl when confronted with the unfamiliar is enough to alert its owner..

Chihuahua

Chihuahua Cutest Small Breeds

These small dogs are fiercely loyal to and protective of their owners. Chihuahuas love to make their own dens and burrow in clothes hampers, pillows and blankets. They have a clannish nature, generally preferring the companionship of other Chihuahuas to any other breed of dog.

Yorkshire terrier

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Weighing in at about three pounds, the Yorkshire terrier is known for its silky blue and tan coat, and a sweet disposition that makes it a popular choice as a companion dog. Yorkies can be excitable, but they are loving and demonstrative to their owners.

Pomeranian

Pomeranian Cutest Small Breeds

The compact, sturdy Pomeranian weighs four to eight pounds when fully grown, and has a thick coat and a plumed tail. The Pomeranian is a friendly and lively breed that loves to be around its owner; it can suffer separation anxiety when not trained to spend time alone. These are intelligent dogs that respond well to training and have lifespans of 12 to 16 years.

Dachshund

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A small-breed favorite that is often called “two-dogs-long” because of its long body, the dachshund can have a wide variety of colors, including copper, rust, gray, black, chocolate and even piebald, with smooth short-hair coats or longer, coarse hair.

Jack Russell terrier

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Healthy and long-lived, the adorable Jack Russell terrier is high-energy and responds well to training. While usually friendly toward children, this breed does not tolerate abuse, even if unintentional. The Jack Russell terrier needs an owner who can provide plenty of exercise and stimulation.

Other small breeds with huge cuteness quotients include the French bulldog, Lhasa apso, pug, Maltese, West Highland terrier, miniature poodle and toy fox terrier.

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