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Amid the flags and flowers left outside of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo’s family home in Hamilton, Ontario, two dogs peeked out from under the gate on Thursday. Cirillo, the army reservist who was shot dead as he stood guard at Canada's National War Memorial, was not only a soldier and a father, but an animal lover whose social media feeds were populated by images of his dogs. In a recent Instagram he described them as “my family,” and would often post photos of their antics.