16 October 2013

Wednesday Words - Loyalty

Did you know:
In the 1920s, a dog waited for 9 years after the death of his master outside the train station every morning until he himself passed away.

Hachikō, a golden brown Akita, greeted his owner Professor Ueno at the end of each day at a train station in Tokyo. 
The pair continued their routine until May 1925 when Professor Ueno died never returning to the train station where Hachikō was waiting for him to come and meet him. 
Every day for the next nine years Hachikō awaited for his owners return, appearing precisely when the train was due at the station until the day he himself died. 

I know this isn't really what I write about on my Wednesday Words post but we recently watched the film 'Hachi: A Dogs Tale' which is based on this and it just stood out to me that it's not only humans that are loyal in nature but animals too. 

Crazy With Twins


  1. How amazing is that!! My Dads dog has such a rapport with him. He waits by the door 2 minutes before Dad gets home!!

  2. I love that film. I sobbed like a baby! It is SO sad. xx


  3. Thank you - I always love reading your Wednesday Words!

  4. wow I never knew that how interesting

  5. That's beautiful. My own (not so) little guy howls for me when I leave him with my parents and go to work!