Growing up, I had a cat named Patch. He was our dog Bonita’s best friend. The two spent many years together outside in the garden relaxing. They nap together in the sun, chase birds together, sit by the barbecue in the summer waiting for leftovers, and share the same bowl of water – Patch had his own but he preferred to share Bonita’s.
Patch was the runt of the litter, but he was also a bit of a thug and often got into fights with the other neighborhood cats he liked to bully. That’s really when you could see the depth of their bond.
Bonita would be mad with worry, running around the yard and screaming, desperately trying to get out like «I hear mate in a fight!» Let me help! Then Patch would return to the yard victorious and sporting a tuft of the other cat’s fur in his mouth.
Bonita was running towards him moaning, wagging her tail and covering him with kisses. Patch, in typical cat form, and just after the climax of another successful fight, only brushed it aside only to return a few minutes later with an affectionate butt. When Patch died in 2010, Bonita mourned her friend for months.
As a child, my Uncle Max always reminded me that animals are very sensitive creatures that feel the same things we do. People don’t always see it, but they feel things very deeply and they form strong bonds with each other – not just with humans.
I will always argue with anyone who says otherwise, because pets feel a lot of love and sadness, just like us. So, my fellow animal lovers, pull out the tissues, because this story is sure to tug at the heartstrings as it deals with the lasting love between dogs.
A very touching photo has been shared of three Belgian Malinois dogs exchanging kisses as they say their final goodbyes. Animal lovers’ hearts have definitely broken on social media. The photo was shared by Reddit user Rawtashk, who snapped a photo of their eldest dog, 11-year-old Sef, saying goodbye to his family. Sef was put to sleep later that day.
Rawtashk wrote: “Our old boy is getting shot today. Somehow our other 2 seem to know, and they’ve been saying goodbye to each other all morning. put Sef to sleep in their home – that way he could be surrounded by his family as he took the final leg of life’s journey.
He commented in his post, “You know you have a good boy when The vet doesn’t normally do home euthanasia, but she volunteers to come and do it for Sef. » He added, revealing, “And that’s what happened this morning. Somehow Rhonin and Jaina both knew because they kept coming over and kissing Sef this morning while we were waiting for the vet.
Sef was able to go home quietly, while my wife and I stroked his fur and told him how much we loved him and how much we would miss him. “I love you, Sef. You were the best boy I could have ever asked for. I would have carried you forever, if I could, but it wasn’t fair to you,” Rawtashk wrote.
The family also followed up the original post, writing, “Thank you for the kind words everyone. We said goodbye and he is being cremated so we can put his ashes on the coat next to our first dog. He was the best boy I could have ever asked for. I love you buddy. Hope you had a wonderful time. »
Sef’s owner later revealed to LADbible that since Sef passed away, the other two dogs were sad. “We still have two dogs,” he said. “A five-year-old male named Rhonin and a two-year-old female named Jaina. Rhonin has a very sweet personality, and I can tell he always thinks something is wrong, even if it might just be because he notices my general demeanor.
Jaina is more outgoing and energetic so she doesn’t seem too in tune with that…but last night she came over to the couch and sniffed the blanket on the couch which has been Sef’s ‘spot’ for the past five last months. or. »
The owner also said Jaina knew she wasn’t allowed on the couch, but nonetheless, she only jumped up and «curled up where Sef would normally be.» » Owners of Sef hope those moved by Sef’s goodbye will consider supporting a dog rescue and donate to the American Belgian Malinois Rescue in his memory.