The loyality of an animal is pure and intentional. Jax is half Labrador and half Weimaraner and my husband took him in when he was about a year old. Of course, Weimaraners are high strung so it takes a special person to have patients as he went through his puppy phase. When he got him the previous owners left him in a crate all day and very rarely let him out. Thank goodness they had enough and his doors opened wide to welcome Jax. Soon we were married and my husband and Jax moved to the country. He was the happiest I had ever seen him, so much room to run and a lake he could swim in.
He is 8 years old now and is a calmer, older dog but wherever I go he is by my side. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have been diagnosed with Diffuse Systemic Scleroderma. There are times that it is a challenge coming down the stairs in the morning, and one morning I found out how loyal he really was.
I started going down the stairs and my legs were stiff so I made a loud thud when my foot hit the top of stair. I started to fall forward and went to grab the handrail but my hands have a hard time gripping the railing. I look down and there was Jax. He heard me fumbling and came to my aid and I grabbed him. He stopped my fall. He stayed next to me as we went down each step and once I was on the floor…he took off lol! He did his job.
Animals are amazing, they sense when you need help without evening saying a word. This is Jax, look at his face! So cute and loyal.