A Dog's Loyalty: He Waited Roadside for 7 Days Because His Owner Said, "Stay."
There is no doubt in my mind that dogs truly are mankind's best friend. Loyal and loving in every way imaginable, I have no doubts when I see a dog that he is a good dog.
A well-trained dog will often respond well to the basic commands of "sit" and "lay down," but getting a dog to listen to the command, "stay," is not as simple. Your dog may stay momentarily but they're usually just too eager to stay by your side than they are to stay put for the sake of obeying. So truly a dog that will "stay" until you release them from the command is displaying incredible integrity and loyalty to its owner.
Luke the dog's indisputable devotion to his owner is perhaps one of the most powerful examples of a dog's loyalty and it is heartbreaking to even comprehend how little love and respect his owner offered in return.
In Moscow, Russia, a small group of people sat in a restaurant and watched as a man dropped his German Shepherd off on the side of the road. He spoke one, simple command to the dog.
He said, "stay."
Then the man drove away.
That man never returned.