Dogs’ Sibling Suspect Something Is Wrong, Kisses Him Before He Is Put Down
Jan 12th, 2021
Dogs have very strong feelings towards their siblings. They usually go in a pack that is why they have the inkling when one is in danger. Their initial response is to protect and give support. That is exactly what these dogs did for their brother.
If you have a pet, you know how heartbreaking it can be to say goodbye. Sometimes, pet owners do not have a choice but to have their dogs put down. Those final goodbyes are heartbreaking.
This Reddit user shared a photo of his three Belgian Malinois dogs who are sharing kisses before they say goodbye to one of their brothers. After a long and happy life with his human family, the oldest dog of the pack, 11-year-old Sef, needs to be put to sleep that morning. And the pet owners felt that the other dogs knew what was going to happen.
The user wrote, “You know you have a good boy when your vet doesn’t normally do at-home euthanasia, but she volunteers to come out and do it for Sef… And that’s what happened this morning. Somehow Rhonin and Jaina both knew because they kept coming over and giving Sef kisses this morning while we waited for the vet.”
He added, “Sef was able to go peacefully at home, while my wife and I stroked his fur and told him how much we loved him and how much we were going to miss him. I love you, Sef. You were the best boy I could have ever asked for. I would have carried you forever, had I been able to, but it wasn’t fair for you.”
After this Reddit user posted this tearjerking story, hundreds of people can’t help but comment and share their emotions. One user wrote, “Everyone remembers to stay hydrated. This is a rough one. ” Another comment reads, “I am not crying in my cubicle at work right now.
” But one user was so heartbroken sharing, “I’m not crying, I’m sobbing. My dog was trained a service dog and now she’s sitting on me because she’s trained to ground during panic attacks. ”
During an interview with LADbible, Sefs’ owner shared that when this pooch was put to sleep, his brothers seemed to know what was happening. Talking about the two heartbroken dogs, he said, “We have two dogs still. A five-year-old male named Rhonin and a two-year-old female named Jaina. Rhonin has a very soft personality, and I can tell he still thinks something is wrong, although that might just be because he’s picking up on my general demeanor.
Jaina is more outgoing and energetic, so she doesn’t seem too phased by it…. but last night she did come over to the couch and sniff around at the blanket on the couch that has been Sef’s “spot” for the last five months or so. ”
He added, “She also knows she’s not allowed on the couch, but last night after sniffing it out she jumped up on it and curled up where Sef would normally be. And normally Jaina wants to be next to people, but her head faced away from my wife and I and she just rested her head on the arm of the couch. I think she does know that something is different or wrong.”
Following up on his original post, the Reddit user thanked everyone for their kind words. For him, Sef was the best boy he could have ever asked for.