So my neighbors dog comes by today (tear jerker alert)

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by StupidBird, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So this vaguely familiar lab mix comes to our door today, whining and upset. No collar, but clean and well fed. Walks right into our house, giving little whines, a passing lick to my face as it looks me in the eye. Turns and searches our whole house quickly. DS puts a leash on her and walks the neighborhood to find her home.

    The dog lives a few doors down. Her companion Labrador dog died from old age a while back, and according to the owner, get out all the time now (scraped her ear up getting under the fence gate) and is looking everywhere for her missing mate.


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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    And there are some who don't believe that dogs have emotions.
     
  3. Gumiho

    Gumiho Out Of The Brooder

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    Poor girl, And poor family, it must be so hard for them to have recently lost one an then see the other suffer so. :(
     
  4. Skittlez

    Skittlez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think animals absolutely grieve for lost loved ones. I feel for the owners of the dog. I am going through a similar situation myself. I lost one of my horses Saturday night. He was my companion for 29 years. My other two horses are definitely grieving. They don't call for him anymore. This morning they came up for their breakfast, but then just wandered back to their "spot" in the pasture. It breaks my heart to see them stand around and wait to see their pasture mate again. I am glad you found the dogs owner.
     

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