The Blaze has been happy to bring you reports of the Japanese peoples' resilient spirit and will to stick together and survive. With all of the human despair and destruction facing Japan following the country's massive earthquake and tsunami, it would be easy to overlook the struggles of some smaller residents.
Undoubtedly, hundreds if not thousands of house pets perished as the tsunami swept ashore and people made their way to higher ground. But as we reported yesterday, some pets are finding ways to beat the odds.
Add two more to that list.
Japanese film crews captured these images of a shivering and disoriented dog sticking by his injured canine companion, waiting for help to arrive for the both of them.
These two dogs have captured the world's attention. Both CNN and the UK Telegraph have both reported that the dogs have been rescued since the footage aired. Both are now receiving veterinary care.
Here's an English translation of the camera crew's words upon discovering the pair (h/t Yahoo):
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 to them to be rescued soon. We really want them rescued soon.
Oh good. He's getting up.