Heartsick Dog Leaves Half Of His Dog Food For Deceased Fur-Brother
When Stitch died, his friend Cookie continued to leave half his dog food in their shared food bowl. The story has gone viral after the owner posted online.
Cookie and Stitch were life-long best friends. They did everything together. Including sharing their meals. When Stitch passed away, Cookie continued to leave half of his dog food for his best friend. The site was so emotional that their human decided to share online with friends. Who then shared with their friends…
Since then the image of the half-full food bowl has touched the heart of many who are missing their four-legged companions or have watched one pet grieve after another.
Easton Dufur grew up with two pet Labradors — Cookie and Stitch.
“We got Stitch when I was in kindergarten,” he explained.“Then around the third grade is when we got Cookie. We felt that Stitch should have some company. But they were like Batman and Robin they were always together they always always got along and always were playing with each other and taking care of one another.”
When she was a puppy, Stitch trained Cookie to eat only half of the food in the bowl. The other half went to Stitch. They enjoyed this arrangement right up until Stitch passed away.
For those of you who wanna see my dogs here they are
(Stitch is on top, Cookie is on bottom) pic.twitter.com/zDK89IP18s
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Pets Grieve Too
Part of what makes dogs so lovable is their loyalty. After Stitch’s passing, it was Cookie’s first time alone. And even though Easton put less food in the bowl, Cookie remained loyal to her beloved fur-brother. She couldn’t quite bring herself to eat all the kibble.
— EasyBreasyBeautiful (@_EasyBreasy_) June 11, 2017
Sure, skeptics would say it’s just a habit. But any animal lover knows the special bond our pets have with their furry siblings. And they grieve the loss of a fur-baby just as much as their humans.
After Easton shared the story of Cookie and Stitch on Twitter, loads of people replied, many with animated images of uncontrollable crying. Anyone who’s loved and lost a pet can relate.
— white bread (@aw_273) June 12, 2017
— Joshua Nesbitt (@Ninja_VwS) June 14, 2017
— Playa (@meganhubbard445) June 13, 2017
The good news is that Easton says Cookie is adjusting.
“We still are making sure that she is getting love and comfort that she needs right now so she is doing well,” he said.
Losing them is tough. But what a blessing pets are to our lives!
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