Dogs have been known to be man’s best friend for as long as we can remember. They have proven their unconditional love and loyalty time and again, making many humans feel like pleading the same level of dedication to their pets. But would you be willing to be ridiculed by the vicious online community only to prove solidarity with your furry pal?
Apparently, a man from Texas is. Chris Mendiola is a 26-year-old pet owner with an interesting story to tell about how he got matching tattoos with his beloved dog, Bear. Eight years ago, Chris and Bear crossed paths when the canine bounced from one owner to another and landed on the Texas man’s home.
Chris Mendiola would go to unusual lengths to prove his love for his pet dog, Bear
At the time of adoption, the pet owner noticed a marking that appears to be a tattoo on his dog’s underbelly.
Chris’ attention was caught by an unusual mark on his dog’s underbelly
He then posted about it on social media, expressing his disgust at how people can do such a cruel thing to animals.
Then, in September 2017, he posted a photo of himself with a matching tattoo as that of his dog on Facebook.
Chris Mendiola posted about getting the same tattoo that Bear has
After his post gained attention on the social media platform, he then began receiving comments that “educated” him about what the unnatural marking actually meant.
Chris was teased for not knowing that the tattoo was a mandatory marking for dogs that have been neutered. The marking was prescribed by The Association of Shelter Veterinarians for pet cats and dogs, both male and female, in the United States.
Chris was 'educated' on Facebook about the real meaning of the tattoo
But even after getting mocked by people he doesn’t even know personally, Chris Mendiola stood by his decision. That is, despite the fact that he may now be seen as a neutered man.
Despite being mocked online, Chris Mendiola remains by his decision to show how much he loved his pet
“We talked to our vet about the tattoo. I knew what it meant,” he told BuzzFeed, adding that he was well aware of “what he was getting himself into.”
“They can believe and say what they want, but the tattoo is not for them, it’s for me.”
Do you love your dog like Chris Mendiola?
Would you do the same for your own neutered pet? Sound off in the comments and share this interesting story with your dog lover friends.
EU Mandates ‘Illegal Immigrant’ Pregnant Cow To Be Put Down
She is expected to give birth in three months.
While a pregnant cow finally got reunited to its owner after having been separated from the rest of the herd for two weeks, it won’t be long before they will be separated once more. This time, however, the separation will be for good as the government has mandated that the cow should be put down.
Penka, the cow owned by Ivan Haralampiev, is expected to give birth in three-months time, but she may no longer reach that as the European Union (EU) has ruled that she must die. The decision came after Penka left her herd and wandered outside the EU border until she reached Serbia.
Penka wandered away from her herd and crossed the border of EU until she reached Serbia.
Service Dog Gives Birth To Eight Puppies At Tampa Bay Airport While Waiting For Flight
Some passengers chose to miss their flight as they could not stop looking at the moving sight.
Passengers and employees of Tampa International Airport were recently treated to something that they don’t get to witness every day. With a service dog giving birth to puppies right at the airport before it could board the plane, some passengers even missed their flights as they could not take their eyes off the touching moment.
Eleanor "Ellie" Rigby is a two-year-old golden retriever that was supposed to accompany her owner, Diane Van Atter, in her trip to Philadelphia recently. While she and her owner were all set to board their plane, Ellie suddenly went into labor.
People at the airport just couldn't miss the touching moment.
Teacher Under Fire After Drowning Caged Raccoons During Class
Pest extermination or animal cruelty?
One teacher from Florida has sparked outrage after several of his students reported that he drowned wild raccoons in a garbage can during a class. According to reports, the incident recently happened at Forest High School in Ocala
Apparently, two raccoons and one opossum were killed during a “hands on” lesson as teacher Dewie Brewton taught an agricultural science class. A footage taken via smartphone eventually circulated on the internet, exposing the instructor’s grim teaching method.