INCOMPARABLE LOYALTY: In 1870, George Graham Vest represented a Missouri farmer suing for damages after his dog, Old Drum, had been shot and killed. Vest’s closing speech included this quote, “The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him and the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous is his dog.” In 1958, a statue of Old Drum was erected on the Johnson County Courthouse lawn containing a summation of Vest’s closing speech, “A man’s best friend is his dog.” There’s nothing quite as Awesome as a faithful canine companion.
MAN’S BEST FRIEND: Twice a day, every day, Wayne Giroux’s dog “Spot” runs to the road and anxiously waits for his master to drive up. But Wayne hasn’t been coming home since his tragic death involving a drunk driver in 2010.
Spot hasn’t lost hope. Maybe tomorrow will be different.
S O C i A L L Y S P E A K I N G
YouTube: “Very touching post about the UNCONDITIONAL LOVE OF TRUE FRIENDSHIP that transcends time. It’ll bring a tear of recognition and longing to your eye. Also, notable is the type of WONDERFUL family business seen here. The setting amd scenery were also awesomely beautiful! Great TRIBUTE, indeed!” – Dorothy G. Tyas
The Blaze: “After having a series of strokes,I was brought home from the hospital and when everyone had left,it was me and “the dog”.Three things got me through those tough times,God,swimming and my dog.God for strength,tears and fears,swimming to re-hab my stiff body and my dog,who begged for a walk everyday,when I could hardly walk.I got out anyway,thanks to the “dog”.” – petey
Facebook: ” Wow brought tears to my eyes. My prayers go out to Wayne’s family including Spot because dogs are family! Sorry to hear he was killed by a drunk driver. Reminder to all please don’t drink and drive. A dogs love is a very special gift! Just heartbreaking Spot is waiting for him to come home! – Donna Williams Stuart
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