Druzhok means “Little Friend” in Russian. This past summer, a loving mutt named Druzhok showed just how loyal of a friend he could be to his family. He is part of the Andreev household in the Amur region of Russia. He is a compassionate pet, even though he has a strong sense of freedom.
If he wants to run around, no chain will stop him. He will break it and run away. And when he’s had enough he comes and shows his neck like he’s saying, “Leash me, I’m ready.”
But, this willful dog showed his family just how much he cared for them when their town was overtaken by flood waters.
“It’s deep here. He couldn’t run, he had to swim. The dog stood on the top step of the porch in the cold water all night.
We sailed into the yard and saw him. He was standing there and trembling, and wouldn’t move away from his place. But when he saw us he was so happy. We took him into the boat and he rushed to lick us. We all were so happy.”
Friends watch out for friends, but hopefully Druzhok will choose to stay dry with his family instead of checking on the house.