KIA Navy Seal's Dog lays by his side.

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http://www.theblaze.com/stories/heart-wrenching-image-dog-keeps-watch-over-fallen-seals-casket-during-funeral/

 One of the most moving things I have seen in awhile... I thought I would share. Laith's "daddy" is in service and he waits by the window EVERY DAY at the stroke of 4 o'clock. Sometimes he comes home at 4:30, sometimes 8. But Laith never leaves the window. I can't imagine...

 

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Thank you for sharing this most touching story.. It's more proof to me that dogs DO remember and they DO feel emotions..

A special salut to all our service people who have dedicated their lives for so m any..Thank you.

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So heartbreaking :(

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so heartwrenching :(

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Come on yall! Yall need to stop making me cry! I must be getting sick on something, I never cry this often...

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wow..so sad

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Aw, Jensen ♥ Its okay, I haven't cried this much in ever LOL. It's only been recently (Mom's emotional genes, much?)

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It's very sad. But at the same time how amazing is it? His dog is so loyal. Lady Kate- they sure do remember, and they do feel. Very lucky to have Laith. 

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You seldom find photographs anymore that could write a novel. God speed warrior..

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Here is another source:

Navy Seal’s Dog Stands Guard One Last Time….

"Desmoines Register -Family members followed Tumilson’s ribbon-winning Labrador retriever, Hawkeye, into the service. Hawkeye later accompanied his new owner, Nichols, Tumilson’s close friend, to the stage, where the Lab dutifully dropped to the floor to listen.

I don’t know how you go from Kasey singing the “Promise Ring Song” to this, but I just did.   I mean I am absolutely choked up to shit over here.   Like if I let my emotions go right now I’d be crying for days, but I can’t let our Interns see me weep so I’m fighting back the tears.  Seriously has the bond between man and dog ever been more on display than at this Navy Seal’s funeral?  His dog knows exactly what is going on.   He lost his best friend and vice versa.     Again you got to own a dog to really appreciate this picture and this story, but it just proves once again that dogs are the best.    I mean if this was a cat it would probably been robbing people’s houses because it knew they were at a funeral.   Not this dog.  He’ll sit there forever if you let him just to keep his master company because that’s what dogs do.   Loyalty to the bitter end and beyond."

The written stories and photos are rough enough, but the video (now on YouTube) shows the dog is obviously affected.

Scott Nichols, a best friend of Petty Officer Jon Tumilson, will now be Hawkeye's caregiver. Just one more example of our loyal friends. I am going to have to end this now. For some reason the keyboard is getting wet.