Would you save a stranger or your dog?

Recently I was struck by my facebook newsfeed. Topping my feed with 200 likes and 63 comments and counting was news of a friend’s dog – passed away the previous night. The condolences and sincere heartfelt sadness was clear in every comment. A close second and directly below it was a posting of another friend’s father who passed away with a 187 likes and 50 comments.

My question: When did dogs become people? Don’t get me wrong- I am all in favor of kind treatment of animals and do understand the bond that forms with a pet. I have a dog too. I am just wondering am I the only person left who would save the life of a stranger over my dog? I hope not. For certainly people working together have saved countless lives and the true love of another person is priceless. I would save you- my fellow “man”. Would you save me?

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