Dogs
Dogs give kisses to their brother just before saying final goodbyes
They love their brother so much.
Irene Markianou
04.25.22

Dogs are amazing animals. They are as smart and sharp-witted as they are emotionally intelligent and affectionate.

They also seem to be able to tell, maybe by the signs they receive from unusual behavior, when their owner or their animal friends are not feeling well.

And, if we judge by the story that is coming up below, they can also tell when their dog brother is about to cross the rainbow bridge. And their reaction is the best, one that only a canine would have.

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A Reddit user, who goes by the username Rawtashk, posted a photo of his three dogs on the platform. Little did he know that it would go viral and it would bring so many tears to the eyes of other users.

One day, 11-year-old Sef, a Belgian Malinois, started not feeling well. As the Reddit user shared in a comment, the dog suffered from a “huge nerve sheath tumor under his right shoulder that had completely paralyzed that leg and was slowing him down”.

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As he explained, Sef had to be carried up and down the stairs and practically anywhere because he had a hard time moving. It seems that for the last five months the dog would have a certain spot on the couch where he would spend most of the time.

Eventually, it was decided to put Sef down since that would be the best for him. Nobody wanted him to suffer any longer.

And, while it is usually pet owners the ones who take the animals to the vet to be put to sleep, in this case, the vet was kind enough to go to their house in order to give the family — both the human and the canine one — the chance to be with Sef when he left.

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“You know you have a good boy when your vet doesn’t normally do at-home euthanasia, but she volunteers to come out and do it for Sef,” Rawtashk wrote in his post.

When the day came, it seemed that the two other dogs in the house just knew that their friend would soon be gone. So, they decided to say goodbye to their friend in their own special way.

That same morning, they just approached him and started kissing and licking his face non-stop. This is how they showed him their love and how they kind of promised to remember him for the rest of their lives.

“And that’s what happened this morning. Somehow Rhonin and Jaina both knew, because they kept coming over and giving Sef kisses this morning while we waited for the vet.”

When the vet arrived at their house, the family said their goodbyes and then Sef peacefully passed away.

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“”I love you, Sef. You were the best boy I could have ever asked for. I would have carried you forever, had I been able to, but it wasn’t fair for you,” were the owner’s last dogs to his best friend.

After the vet left, one of the other dogs chose to lie next to Sef’s body instead of going to his spot. If that’s not heart-breaking, then we don’t know what it is.

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Apparently, dogs, too grieve for a friend’s loss and it seems that owners can do something to help them.

Watch how you can help your dog overcome the loss of a mate in the video below.

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By Irene Markianou
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Irene Markianou is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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