loyalty and compassion at their finest canine style

Loyalty and Compassion at Their Finest, Canine Style!

To an outsider, Bosko the labrador retriever may seem like an ordinary dog. However, to those who know him, he is anything but. You see, one cold night on his family’s ranch, Bosko proved just how special he really is. On that night, Bosko discovered a sick and wounded calf on the property. He alerted his owners, and they brought the calf inside to nurse it back to health. When they did, Bosko laid down next to the calf and kept watch, refusing to leave its side until it began to show signs of recovery!

Bosko’s selfless,compassionate act just goes to show that a dog is not only a man’s best friend, but a calf’s as well!

This video tells the story of another dog who, like Bosko, showed devotion that was truly inspirational!

Additional Resources:

  • Here’s an article that tells all about the devotion Bosko showed to his new-found friend!
  • Here’s another IMK post about a dog whose devotion saved his owner from a fire!

Topics for Discussion:

  • What do you think made Bosko want to stay with the calf as he did?
  • Do you have a pet dog? What acts of loyalty do you experience from him or her?

Take Action:

  • Visit a dog shelter in your community to learn how you can help these wonderfully loyal animals!
  • Visit the Hero Dogs website to learn about this program that provides assistance dogs to wounded veterans and how you can help!

Teacher Features:

  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
  • Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.


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