How do you tell your dog his friend is gone?
by Iris Miller
We are sad
Tuffy had a little toy poodle friend around the corner from where we live. The owner had two toy poodles but the little puppy one year old was the one that played with Tuffy. The other was older and not playful. The puppy got out one night and tried to follow the owners car. He got lost ,and the same night was hit and run and killed a few blocks from home.
It is so heartbreaking. When we go for our morning walk, the route is down the block where Tuffy's little friend lived. I cry every time because he looks for him and pulls to go to the house and I try to tell him not there, etc. but the tragic memory returns to my mind and tears come to my eyes. It is the only level street I can walk on so we can't avoid that street.
Do you think your dog understands when another dog has died? I am sure if it were in front of him he would know, just like any other mammal. But, how do I tell him his friend is no more?
Iris and Tuffy
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