Dog Leaves Sleeping Space On Cushion For His Best Puppy Pal Who Died A Year Ago
I did warn you.
Little 9-year-old Harry can be seen resting his head on a dog mat where his canine in crime, George, used to sleep before he was put down aged 15.
Owner Caitlin Wynne, 17, from Cheshire, shared the heartbreaking snap on Twitter, alongside the caption: "I'm full on crying rn...he always let George sleep there and he died almost a year ago and he still lies there."
People were quick to comment back with kind words, including one user who wrote: "Sorry girl. That's got to be heartbreaking."
Another added: "Awwww this is so sad , dogs definitely have emotions, hope your cute doggy is ok." A third wrote: "Omg my heart actually hurts. Look at this poor baby."
Opening up about her pooches' relationship, Caitlin revealed that George found his forever home with Caitlin back in 2004 when he was almost a year old, whereas Harry was brought in as a young puppy.
The pair grew up and did everything together - playing, eating and, of course, sleeping.
Sadly, George's health took a turn for the worse last year when he was diagnosed with kidney failure and the family were forced to put him down.
Little Harry grieved for weeks at the loss of his friend and, since then, he never sleeps in George's spot in the hope that he will one day return.
The 17-year-old said: "I slept on the sofa the night before we had George put to sleep to keep him company and Harry was pacing around the room crying, and wouldn't sleep all night as if he knew something was wrong.
"We took Harry to the vets with us when George was put to sleep and stayed next to him the whole time. Harry grieved for a couple of weeks.
"His tail was down and he wouldn't socialise or eat any treats."
"Almost a year on and he clearly still misses George! He sleeps on the floor to the side of the bed now quite often but I didn't realise why until I was looking through photos of them both from a year ago and saw the photo I tweeted which made me realise."
Such a sad story, although it sounds like Caitlin and her family are giving Harry lots of love and cuddles to make him feel better. No doubt George is looking down on them all from puppy heaven.
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