In some areas, there are so many stray dogs that they sometimes hang out in packs… think Oliver and Company. Since they roam the streets together, as well as seek shelter and food together, they can be very loyal to one another.
A YouTube video has captured a pack of dogs in an act of loyalty.
The video shows a dog laid out in the middle of the road in Lanzhou, central China. The poor dear was hit by a car. The deceased dog, however, is surrounded by four other dogs.
His friends tried to nudge him to get back up and revive him to no avail. The dogs seem to be keeping watch over their friend’s body and do not budge. These dogs literally stop traffic and force a bunch of cars to go around them.
According to Mirror, an eyewitness said that the dogs didn’t seem to realize that their friend had died. It seemed as though they expected him to get up again and start walking.
“You may not realize it, but dogs do grieve the loss of a companion,” The Spruce states.
Some dogs can actually get really depressed when they lose another dog that is close to them.
They can experience a physical response, such as lethargy, loss of appetite, and illness. They may also experience a change in personality, such as becoming more dominant.
Apparently, dogs aren’t the only one who feels this way and mourn the loss of one of their kind. Sarah Simmons posted a photo earlier this month of a group of ponies standing by another who got hit by a car.
“Broke my heart this morning seeing another pony KILLED on the forest road. Even more that her friends were looking on. I’m sorry to the commoner who’s lost the pony, I hope it’s not someone’s pony I know but I hope by posting this it may make people realize that it’s not just the owner who it upsets but their herd members too,” the post read. “SLOW DOWN DAY/NIGHT ON FOREST ROADS THESE PONIES have more rights to these roads than you do. I will say a few drivers got a few choice words from me this morning even with this poor horse on the side of the road and the others looking on, they still were going too bloody fast.”
The video clip of the dogs protecting their deceased friend ended up going viral. You can watch it below.
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