Dogs can show unwavering loyalty and love to people who live with them. Army dogs are forever dedicated to their training and are always loyal to those near them.
One army dog could not be stopped from demonstrating his loyalty to a man he considered as part of his family.
The dog named Duo Duo was living in a Chinese army installation with his handler, Wang Xudong. After many years working with the army, it was now time for Xudong to leave the military.
Duo Duo was on duty patrolling on the day Xudong was retiring. The dog refused and opted to stay beside Xudong. He tried to persuade the German Shepherd to go back to work but all in vain.
Those who were at the ceremony said the dog willingly took part and salute without being forced. Duo Duo could not salute like a human being, so he did it by standing at full attention with his back legs.
He remained in that position until every soldier had saluted. He continued this way for more than 10 seconds. It took a lot of dedication on the side of Duo Duo to remain standing on two legs for all this time.
It was not long before the story started trending on a Chinese site similar to Twitter. Duo Duo is seen saluting his handler while the other soldiers offer their final salute to their guard post.
One of the posts reads – Some animals demonstrate their emotions more than humans do.
Many people across the world seem to agree with the post as the story trends. One person says army dogs should not be abandoned after they retire.
The dogs are incredibly loyal and therefore deserve respect and special treatment after retiring. Others said the army should organize a similar ceremony for Duo Duo at his time of retiring.
Let others know about this story if you believe this fantastic dog deserves recognition for his dedication and hard work.
Cover image source: “A Love for Dogs“