My childhood cat, Patch, was my best friend. He was close friends with Bonita, our dog. They spent several years outdoors in the garden, relaxing together. They’d take sun naps together, chase birds together, wait for leftovers near the BBQ grill in the summer, and share everything together. Patch was the runt of the litter, but he was also a bit of a ruffian, often getting into conflicts with the other neighborhood cats he loved harassing. That’s when you could really see how close they were.
Bonita would be beyond herself with fear, rushing around the yard wailing and urgently trying to get out, as though “I hear my homeboy in a b.a.t.tle!” Allow me to assist! ” In that case, Patch would then return to the yard triumphant, clutching a tuft of the other cat’s hair in his jaws. Bonita would go up to him, whimpering and wagging her tail, kissing him. Patch would push her away, fresh off the high of another victorious battle, only to return just a few minutes later with an enthusiastic headbutt. When Patch passed away in 2010, Bonita was devastated for months.
My Uncle Max constantly told me as a child that animals are incredibly sensitive critters that feel the same things humans do. People may not always notice it, but they feel things profoundly and create strong bonds with one another—not only with people. I will always disagree with anyone who claims otherwise, because dogs, like humans, experience both love and despair. So, animal lovers, gather your tears, because this tale will undoubtedly tug at your emotions as it deals with the eternal love between dogs.
A moving picture of three Belgian Malinois dogs sharing kisses as they bid their ultimate goodbyes was posted. It surely broke the hearts of animal lovers all over social media.
Rawtashk, a Reddit user, submitted the picture of their oldest dog, 11-year-old Sef, bidding farewell to his family. Later that day, Sef was put to sleep.
“Our old boy is being put down today,” Rawtashk wrote. Our other two appear to be aware, and they’ve been saying farewell all morning. ”
The family had already planned for their vet to come to their home and put Sef to sleep so that he could be accompanied by his family as he took the next stage in his life’s journey.
“You know you have a wonderful guy when your vet doesn’t generally handle at-home e.u.t.h.a.nasia, but she offers to come out and do it for Sef,” he said in his post.
“And that’s what occurred this morning,” he said. Rhonin and Jaina must have known since they kept coming over and kissing Sef this morning as we waited for the vet. Sef was able to pass away gently at home, as my wife and I rubbed his fur and told him how much we loved him and would miss him.
“I adore you, Sef.” You were the most wonderful guy I could have wished for. I would have held you for ever if I could, but it wasn’t fair to you,” Rawtashk wrote.
“Thanks for the wonderful sentiments, everyone,” the family said in response to the initial post. We said our goodbyes, and he’s being cremated so that his ashes may be placed on the mantle next to our first dog. He was the most wonderful child I could have wished for. I adore you, friend. “I hope you had a fantastic time.”
Sef’s owner later told LADbible that since Sef passed away, the other two dogs have been sad.
“We still have two dogs,” he said. “Rhonin, a five-year-old boy, and Jaina, a two-year-old girl.” Rhonin has a very gentle nature, and I sense he still suspects something is amiss, but this might be due to his perception of my overall temperament. Jaina is more extroverted and lively, so she doesn’t seem bothered by it… but last night she did come over to the sofa and sniff around at the blanket that has been Sef’s “spot” for the previous five months or so.”
The owner also noted that Jaina was aware she was not permitted on the sofa, but hopped up just to “curl up where Sef would typically be.”
Sef’s owners hope that anyone who was moved by his goodbye will sponsor a dog rescue or give money to the American Belgian Malinois Rescue in his honor.