Warning - not for language, but for tissue....you'll need it. I did.This is a video of a dog who amidst the rubble and chaos in a stricken Japanese town who refused to leave his best friend, who was clearly injured. It really doesn't need translation. But, wow - when you read the translation (which I placed below the video), you'll require even more tissue.
"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."
By the way, according to CNN, both dogs were rescued and given veterinary care. No word on if their owners survived. (I thank my syndicator Matt Bubala for this post)