Animals provide joy, companionship, and laughter to our lives. When Loren (Caddo) came home from the army, he was greeted by his soon-to-become lifelong companion, Buck, a beautiful black lab. Buck assisted him in hunting and trapping and guarded the family farm while providing hours of sheer pleasure.Seeing-eye dogs and other trained animals for handicapped individuals perform services by assisting their masters in their daily activities, from carrying large objects to directing a blind person through traffic.Animals save our lives in many ways. For example, they guard our properties and perform heroic feats. Many still remember the canines thatassisted and/or lost their lives during the 9/11 attack. Similarly, the police dog is considered a genuine officer and is given the same respect as any human officer in the force. This dog in turn, will give his/her life in the line of duty.