Once you've earned a dog's friendship, you've got it for life.
It's no secret that canines are fiercely loyal, but it's still hard not to be moved by a story of doggy heroism.
Take, for instance, Jazzy and Razor's story. The pair -- the former a Saint Bernard and the latter a Dachshund -- were best friends and de facto brothers, living at owner Tim Chavez's home in New Mexico.
When 9-year-old Jazzy ran away, Razor lost it. He escaped, determined to find and rescue his brother.
Amazingly, the tiny pup located his pal, who'd gotten stuck in a muddy irrigation ditch across a field from their home.
Razor stood by his brother and barked until help came, and rescue crews were able to pull the immobilized 180-pound dog out of the hole.
It took eight rescue workers to save the dog, who'd been trapped for nearly 18 hours -- but they wouldn't have been able to do it without Razor.
Chavez told KOAT News,
It really means a lot. You don't really realize how attached you are to your pets until something like this happens.
To commemorate Razor's bravery, the city council plans to honor the tiny pup with a certificate early next month.
Until then, Chavez hopes to locate his other dog, a pit bull named Layla, who escaped the same day Jazzy did.
Hopefully, she returns safe and sound as well so the family can be happily reunited once again.