Our internal e-mail lists have us discussing all kinds of stuff: Asian American identity, representation in the media, the experiences of activism in an academia setting and its progression as we transition to the working, adult world. And sometimes, we talk about ADORABLE DOGS THAT WAIT FOR THEIR MASTERS EVEN IN DEATH GAH MY STONE HEART IS MELTING. (EDITORS NOTE: Please note that the video above is NOT about the dog in this article; it’s a blatant ploy by the editors to include a video of puppies running in slow motion. You’re welcome.)
Koji: Loyal dog in China refuses to leave owner’s grave, goes a week without food. This is a sad but cute story.
Akrypti: OMG WHY WOULD YOU POST THIS — THIS MADE ME TEAR UP AT THE OFFICE !!! — *SNIFF* These types of stories need to come with disclaimers. So traumatizing. Poor doggie.
Koji: I showed my dog the story and he told me that the dog is doing good. The dog has the whole town working for him now. He said it is the first step toward dog domination.
Akrypti: Okay, phew. That’s good to hear. Please tell your dog to continue to keep an eye on the China doggie anyway. I worry. Thanks. Plus. Maybe if dogs ran this world, things would be much better.
Koji: Hachiko was an Akita! Rabbit (my doggie) is a half akita… so he knows what he’s talking about.
Akrypti: Akita, huh? Figures as much. I bet the half is from Rabbit’s Mom’s side too, amiright? You know those female Akitas. Always marrying out.
(Video hat tip: Jenny Z.)