Do Dogs Mourn?

Do dogs mourn? A fabulous post xx Rowena

Tails Around the Ranch

The whole hee-haw gang, Sam, Puck, Eliot The whole hee-haw gang, Sam, Puck, Eliot

There was a story in a local paper several months ago about a dog who was hiking in the backcountry when his master was injured in a terrible freak fall and died. When the hiker didn’t show up, people went out looking for him and found the loyal dog lying next to the body refusing to leave. Was the dog mourning the loss of his master? Some people thought so.

I thought about that story as I realized that 4 years ago today, Puck crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Sam was the third dog to join my merry little band. Back then I already had two Old English Sheepdogs as different as night and day. Eliot was the consummate worry wart while Puck was a strong-willed pill of a dog, hell-bent on torturing her big brother (and the rest of us, too!) at every opportunity. She tormented…

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3 thoughts on “Do Dogs Mourn?

  1. roweeee Post author

    You’re welcome. It was a great post. I have since been thinking about how Lady was struggling after leaving her family to join us. We’ve had her for about 4-6 months now and she was quite frenetic at first and needing constant attention. She also seemed to be trying to find her way back again. I did feel for her. She is 2 years old and was still living with her Mum, Dad and brother on a farm so she lost them as well as her human family. She seems to be getting there now. xx Rowena

  2. Tails Around the Ranch

    Glad she’s doing better. Must be traumatic losing the family that you’ve always known. I know I would be freaked out! Thanks again for the report, really appreciate it! ❤

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