Losing someone you love, be it a family member or a friend, is undoubtedly painful. The hurt you feel will be incomparable, and you will always have this void in your heart that will never be filled. They say that the pain will never go away; you just learn how to live with it.
The same behavior may be seen in animals, too. There are cases where you witness some animals grieve over their owners and their fellow animals who have passed away.
Have your tissues ready, because this story may tug at your heartstrings. Harry, a nine-year-old dog, refuses to leave the cushion where his best puppy friend, George, used to sleep. George was put to sleep at the age of 15.
The inseparable duo
George entered Caitlin Wynne’s life in 2004. Back then, George was just almost a year old. Harry, on the other hand, was taken in as a young, tiny puppy.
The two lived together harmoniously at the Wynne household. They were like siblings; always seen doing things together — from playing to eating. When it came to bedtime, they even slept in the same spot –together.
Unfortunately, George had to say goodbye. The family decided that putting down George was all for the best, as the dog had been suffering from severe kidney failure.
George’s goodbye and Harry’s grief
The night before George was put to sleep, Caitlin kept him company. Harry, on the other hand, knew that something was amiss.
After George left for good, Caitlin said that Harry felt sad for some weeks. The dog refused to socialize or take some treats.
On the day George was put down, Harry was with him. He did not leave George’s side.
It had been a year, and Harry seemed to miss George still. Caitlin only realized this when she noticed that Harry would always leave a spot on the cushion where he and George used to sleep.
Thank you to our friends at The Daily Mirror for sharing the original story.