Fields of Poetry

I don't know how to love him
What to do, how to move him
I've been changed. Yes, really changed
In these past few days when I've seen myself
I seem like someone else . . .

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dog protects fellow canine until rescue arrived.

A disoriented dog in Arahama, Japan loyally stood by his friend amidst the destruction left by the earthquake and tsunami. This footage pricked my heart and I cried at the bravery of the Spaniel. If you look closely, the Spaniel (the white and brown spotted dog) was desperately seeking the attention of the male reporter to help his friend lying injured behind a metal barrel. Unfortunately, the reporter lack physical communication with the dog and thought he should stay away.

I was deeply touched as I watched the brown dog try to tell his friend to lay low by placing a paw on her face because it is seriously wounded. Not to worry folks, it was all thanks to this footage that these admirable dogs were taken shelter and the white one is currently treated at a clinic.

This captivating footage of our four-legged friend is a great portrayal of sincerity. Let us all be reminded that even animals, especially domesticated ones suffer from the same catastrophe that people endure. They also seek help. I pray that more animals such as these two will be found and saved. I pray, too that the domestic animals will find their owners soon.

Here is an English translation of the voiceover exchange between the two reporters in the clip (translation courtesy of Toshiyuki Kitamura):
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 for 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.

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