Jenilee Wirtz

Animal Loyalty

In Animals, Interesting Photos on January 21, 2011 at 7:51 am

This brought tears to my eyes….

From CNN “THIS JUST IN” as seen on BarStoolSports:

As the death toll from devastating flooding in Brazil continues to rise, a single picture drives home the sense of loss.

Leao, a medium-sized brown mutt,  lies next to the grave of her owner, Cristina Maria Cesario Santana, who died in the catastrophic landslides caused by heavy rain.  This AFP/Getty picture was taken on Saturday, the second consecutive day that the dog refused to leave the woman’s grave at the cemetery in Teresopolis, near Rio de Janiero.

Brazilians are bracing for more rain, fearing more landslides after waves of muddy water swallowed towns in the country’s worst flood disaster on record.

At least 655 deaths were reported in a mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro state, northeast of the city of Rio.

As a certified dog lover, this picture was heartbreaking!  Anyone who has known the love of a canine friend can relate.  We keep the suffering Brazilians in our thoughts.  Don’t forget to give your pups an extra belly scratch tonight to thank them for their loyalty!

Please read the full story here.

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