Desmoines Register -Family members followed Tumilson’s ribbon-winning Labrador retriever, Hawkeye, into the service. Hawkeye later accompanied his new owner, Nichols, Tumilson’s close friend, to the stage, where the Lab dutifully dropped to the floor to listen.
I don’t know how you go from Kasey singing the “Promise Ring Song” to this, but I just did. I mean I am absolutely choked up to shit over here. Like if I let my emotions go right now I’d be crying for days, but I can’t let our Interns see me weep so I’m fighting back the tears. Seriously has the bond between man and dog ever been more on display than at this Navy Seal’s funeral? His dog knows exactly what is going on. He lost his best friend and vice versa. Again you got to own a dog to really appreciate this picture and this story, but it just proves once again that dogs are the best. I mean if this was a cat it would probably been robbing people’s houses because it knew they were at a funeral. Not this dog. He’ll sit there forever if you let him just to keep his master company because that’s what dogs do. Loyalty to the bitter end and beyond.