"Well, I can't stand him in here. That stank hangs around even after he's gone. Got no teeth. He's all stiff with rheumatism. He ain't no good to you, Candy. An' he ain't good to himself. Why'n't you shoot him, Candy?"
"Well-hell! I had him so long. Had him since he was a pup. I herded sheep with him. You wouldn't think it to look at him now, but he was the best damn sheep dog I ever seen.
Candy standing up for his old dog is an example of friendship. It's an example of friendship because it shows that Candy and his dog are bonded and that Candy will stand up for his dog when he needs to.