11-Year-Old Dog Says Goodbyes To His Entire Family, And The Internet Cries


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If you’ve ever had to put a pet to sleep, you know just what a heart-breaking experience it is. And a recent photo of three beautiful Belgian Malinois dogs sharing a kiss before saying final goodbyes has gone viral among dog-lovers on the social media, Reshareworthy reports.

Our old boy is getting put down today. Somehow our other 2 seem to know, and they’ve been saying goodbye all morning. from pics

The Dogs Give Kisses To Say Their Final Goodbyes

 

Posted by heartbroken Reddit user Rawtashk, the photo shows his oldest dog, 11-year-old Sef saying goodbyes to Rhonin and Jaina, also Belgian Malinois dogs.

“Our 11-year-old boy is getting put down today,” he wrote. “Somehow our other 2 seem to know, and they’ve been saying goodbye all morning.”

To make the transition easier for Sef in his final moments, the family arranged for the veterinarian to make a house call, WeLoveAnimals reports.

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

On the morning that the vet was to come by, it appeared obvious to the family that Rhonin and Jaina knew something was happening. They spent the entire time nuzzling and cuddling with Sef.

 

Obviously, this sweet dog is grieving this loss. Screenshot by Imgur

The family’s beautiful dog passed away surrounded by everyone who loved him, LadBible reports.

“Sef was able to go peacefully at home, while my wife and I stroked his fur and told him how much we loved him and how much we were going to miss him,” Rawtashk said.

Sef was such a beautiful boy! Image by Rawtashk via Reshareworthy

“I love you Sef. You were the best boy I could have ever asked for,” he said. “I would have carried you forever, had I been able to, but it wasn’t fair for you.”

Sef’s passing touched people’s hearts all around the world, and the post garnered 82.6 thousand points on Reddit and 2.2 thousand comments. The gentle dog was cremated, and his remains were placed on the fireplace mantle next to the family’s first dog.

 

Rhonin and Jaina still miss their friend

 

While it’s been about a month since Sef’s passing, Rhonin and Jaina still appear sad. Rawtashk said Rhonin can tell something is not right, but added that he may be “picking up on my general demeanor.”

 

It may be a different story for Jaina, who’s more energetic and an extrovert. She doesn’t seem as fazed, but interestingly she has been coming around and sniffing Sef’s blanket on the couch, where he spent the last five months of his life.

 

She knows jumping on the couch is a no-no, but she did it anyway, curling up on Sef’s blanket.

Rhonin and Jaina "sharing" a tennis ball from BelgianMalinois

Quite obviously both dogs are making the best of the situation, but they still miss their companion and look for him and frequenting the places that still carry his scent. I truly believe dogs feel grief and no one can convince me otherwise.

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