Here’s a nice story that will put you in the holiday spirit: Earlier this month, a dog spent two whole days protecting another dog who had become injured and couldn’t move off of train tracks.
Denis Malafeev spotted the two dogs on train tracks in western Ukraine. Malafeev filmed the two and posted the video to Facebook, where he wrote that the uninjured dog stayed by his friend’s side, keeping her warm and holding her head down so trains could pass over their heads.
“It’s such a touching story,” he wrote on Facebook. “I got a phone call from a friend who said that there were two dogs lying on the railway track near Tseglovka village for two days.When we arrived, it turned out that one of the dogs, the female, was injured and couldn’t move. But the male dog was protecting her from us. I saw a train approaching – and felt sick.”
“The male dog heard the sound of the approaching train, came close to the female dog and laid down next to her,” he said. “Both of them pushed their heads towards the ground, and let the train pass.”
“He kept her warm for two days under the constant threat of danger! I don’t know what to call it: instinct, love, friendship, attachment,” Malafeev added. “I only know this: not every human is capable of this. We should all learn from it!”
Both pups have since been rescued and adopted.