Thursday, August 25, 2011

Beyond Human Devotion

Hawkeye was the beloved chocolate labrador retriever of Navy SEAL Jon "J.T." Tumlinson, who was killed in the helicopter crash in Afghanistan on August 6.

Even though Hawkeye will be well looked after--Tumlinson willed Hawkeye to a good friend who cared for the dog during deployments--it looks as though Hawkeye's heart will always belong to J.T.

As any dog owner knows, nothing can wrench our hearts like losing a beloved dog. The photo of Hawkeye lying next to his master's casket during funeral services for the fallen hero seems to prove that the heartache works both ways.