hen Matt Hickey retired as a Marietta, OH, police officer, he had one wish: for his K-9 companion Ajax to come home with him.
After serving together for four years, the two were like family (much like Officer Ryan Davis, who was distraught when his pooch was killed in the line of duty).
Unfortunately, while Officer Hickey was due for retirement (he served on the force for more than 30 years), Ajax had some more time to go. The pooch was to be auctioned off to a complete stranger because of state law.
'Officer Hickey came in when he retired and wanted to buy the dog right then, but we couldn't do it," Marietta Mayor Joe Matthew told NBC News. 'It's impossible. I would have loved to, but the state law won't allow us."
Hickey made his dismay public and the community agreed. Strangers began donating to a GoFundMe page set up to keep Hickey and Ajax together. It raised over $70,000.
And then something incredible happened
Dogs are really difficult to train and especially when they are hungry. My dog doesn't let me rest if he's hungry. But this video of six German Shepherds is brilliant. All of them wait anxiously for their owner's command to begin eating. It just makes me wonder how long she would have trained her dogs to be this obedient. Even humans have difficulty resisting eating when they are hungry.
This is really impressive. A lot of patience and hard work and love must have been put into this bunch to make them so tolerant. As soon as she asks them to eat, they dig in. It is really funny and adorable at the same time.
This owner of a dog is a breeder and puts her dogs for adoption. There are countless dogs out there that are in need of a home and more importantly a family. The important question is, are you willing to give that dog a shelter and some love?