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In deed they forgot Hachiko and I'm really sad as the new movie will be set in New York city and not in Japan.
That's dumb, that ruins the whole point of the true story... why, do they think people won't like it if it's set in Japan?
 

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I'm glad you posted this, I had heard the story of that dog Bobbie once and was telling mywife about it...But I couldn't find the story, so that timing is perfect! Thanks
 

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Thank you for posting... I knew about many of these remarkable dogs but it's wonderful to read the stories again.
They forgot one...Hachiko.
I'm amazed that I had never heard of Hachiko until you posted this. I got teary-eyed reading of him going back to his old home and waiting at the train station... how heart-breaking. He obviously missed his friend so badly and never got to say goodbye... I wonder if he thought he had intentionally abandoned him. (This is why my dh and I are under strict orders that if one of us kicks the bucket, our pups must attend the funeral so they understand and have closure!) So so sad.....
 

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This is a very cool article, I am constantly amazed by the things, both physically impressive and those that seem sort of emotionally deep, that dogs are capable of.

On that note here is the story of another legendary dog that showed amazing strength and loyalty to his owner:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gelert

One caveat is that though many swear this story is true, some people say that it's just a fable. Still, I think the story is widespread enough and perhaps plausible enough to warrant a mention.
 

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I've always thought dogs are incapable of emotions like love,
There will always be those who insist that Hachiko did not do this out of love, but simple behaviorism (he was just doing what he was trained to do)... I had always been told (and believed for many years) that dogs don't have emotions (they're not "happy" to see you, they don't love, etc., their actions that look to us like those emotions are really just instinct and behavioral shaping, yadda yadda yadda)... but I can tell you with 100% certainty... that is hogwash. Dogs can and do experience happiness and sadness... and they can and do love.
 
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