A Soldier And His Dog

A British soldier, Lance Corporal Liam Tasker, was inseparable from his bomb-sniffing Springer spaniel, Theo. Together they forged a formidable record of finding IEDs that could have killed. Tasker was shot by a sniper, after which Theo returned to his kennel. A few hours later, Theo died of a seizure. Tasker's dad reflects:

"My honest opinion on this is, when Liam went down, Theo did not have the comfort from Liam to calm him down. I truly believe when Theo went back to the kennel, that would have a big, big impact because Liam was not there to comfort him."

These things move me in ways I cannot fully express.