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Definition of LOYAL
1: unswerving in allegiance: such as
a : faithful in allegiance to one’s lawful sovereign or government
• were loyal to the king
b : faithful to a private person to whom faithfulness is due
• a loyal husband
c : faithful to a cause, ideal, custom, institution, or product
• a loyal churchgoer
A group of soldiers or Marines is loyal to each other. They must be loyal and united to protect each other from all enemies.
Dogs in warfare have a long history starting in ancient times. From war dogs trained in combat to their use as scouts, sentries, and trackers. The United States Navy SEALs used a Belgian Malinois military working dog named Cairo in Operation Neptune Spear, in which Osama bin Laden was killed. Search Results
The remaining canines were euthanized or left behind. “I would have to disagree strongly with that decision. If they have the means to get all the men out they surely can get the canines out also.”
When it comes to being loyal I don’t think any creature could be more loyal than a dog is to its master. There are countless stories of a dog becoming lost yet loyally finding the way home. I knew an old fellow who left his dog with a relative in North Dakota in the Summertime. That Fall the dog arrived back at home. I would imagine it looked into his Master’s face and asked, “Why did you leave me in North Dakota?” “I did not need all of this exercise walking home.”
Famous Dog Quotes
- “The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.”
― Stanley Coren
- Dogs are loyal, patient, fearless, forgiving, and capable of pure love. Virtues that few people get through life without abandoning, at least once.”
― M.K. Clinton, The Returns
“EVERY DOG’S STORY
I have a bed, my very own.
It’s just my size.
And sometimes I like to sleep alone
with dreams inside my eyes.
But sometimes dreams are dark and wild and creepy
and I wake and am afraid, though I don’t know why.
But I’m no longer sleepy
and too slowly the hours go by.
So I climb on the bed where the light of the moon
is shining on your face
and I know it will be morning soon.
Everybody needs a safe place.”
― Mary Oliver, Dog Songs
Service dogs are dogs that have been individually trained to perform a specific task for individuals who have disabilities. The disabilities can vary greatly, and so do the tas