A beaten dog keeps crawling to its master, why? I believe they are trying to plead their loyalty. Dogs will do ANYTHING to prove their loyalty to said human. Dogs are here for them no matter what, if they would just turn and look into those merciful eyes. Dogs will forgive if they will just let them. And no matter what dogs will always love them.
Dogs will stand by your side, through the thick and thin of life, emotions, mistakes and even the a misguided deliberate action. It is more than just counting on them, they are engaged 120%. To walk by your side, next to you until the very end of time. Devoted like no other creature on this earth. Devotion that never gives up on you and that never dies. Devotion like that I have seen in Chance, Blaze and Brut who still forgive their abusers and will carry their loyalty to the grave for them. Loyalty that stakes a claim in your heart and seals your fate with them, whether you want it or not. Whether you accept it or not. Whether you like it or not. It is there.
And when you embrace that special moral quality that makes a dog a dog, you will open your senses to the ways and wonders of a love that is like no other. One that sings in the rain, howls at the moon, and runs like the wind, setting your spirit free. It rings though your soul and grounds you to your very being. For there is nothing like that devotion, that loyalty or love that brings the heart of humans to the ground, if you let it. If you will take the chance and are willing, you will find the real meaning of true, honest to goodness, pure hearted loyalty.