Tuesday, 14 July 2009
when a dog loses his best mate
Scruffy and Harvey were best mates. Scruffy hadn't spent one day away from Harvey's company and would pine if Harvey left the house even for a trip to the vet.
But Harvey was older, and Harvey had a heart condition...and last Wednesday Harvey's life came to an end.
So Scruffy goes everywhere with his human right now, to help him deal with his bereavement. And today he visited us for the morning.
I took Penny out into the street, because she isn't always welcoming of newcomers to the house. We 'met by accident' out there and passed and re-passed each other a couple of times, with praise for quiet behavior. And then we came inside.
Scruffy was timid at first and wouldn't leave his human, but then he loosened up and explored a bit; eventually he even went outside on his own.
Penny begged him to play, with puppy play-bows and woofs, but he's not up to that yet. Maybe next time.
The third little dog in the video is Bonnie, our regular visitor. She's old, too, and nowadays just wanders, deaf and mostly blind, from place to place, thinking her own doggie thoughts.