Dogs have been known over the years as man’s best friend. Never in the history of mankind has any animal come so close to humans.
Dogs have made their place in man’s life irreplaceable and they have made the transformation from domestic pets to trained professionals in several fields, most especially in the security departments. Dogs naturally become attached and develop a close affinity with their owners and in this context their co-workers.
Photos of Cont. Ross' police dog Danny get me every time. Very sad. I was told yesterday that he still looks for Dave pic.twitter.com/4R1CUBzV4z
— NB Tweeters (@NBTweeters) June 10, 2014
Most often, dogs are not considered for special notice when their owners/human partners pass on to the great beyond. Only recently in Canada, a dog, who was a partner to a Canadian officer was at his funeral procession where his whimpering cries broke the hearts of many who were present at the occasion
Police service dog Danny has been whining since being placed beside hearse carrying handlers casket
— Natasha Pace (@NatashaPace) June 10, 2014
National Post Reports:
Danny, the police dog of fallen Mountie Constable David Ross, whimpered by the side of his partner’s casket during Tuesday’s emotional funeral, moving many Canadians across the country to tears.
Danny didn’t stray far from the hearse carrying the casket of Ross during the funeral procession and was photographed sniffing the Ross’s stetson.
Const. Ross’s brother, Olivier Juneau-Rousseau, said he loved working with Danny.
“He always wanted to work with dogs and he died doing what he loved,” Juneau-Rousseau said at a news conference last week
The funeral for Ross, along with Const. Douglas James Larche and Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan, was held Tuesday as thousands gathered in the Moncton Coliseum. The funeral was also broadcast across the nation.
Cpl. Chantal Farrah, the master of ceremonies, said the Mounties’ deaths are a profound loss.
“Make no mistake, we are also here to celebrate lives of service that have contributed to the fabric of this community, this province and our great country of Canada,” Farrah said.