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    Cyburbian ofos's avatar
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    Brought tears to my eyes

    Dog mourns at casket of fallen Navy SEAL

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/442710...1#.Tlaz1F3JYYI
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    It is a very touching idea...






    but I'm skeptical that it isn't just us assigning feelings to the puppy to help us with our grieving.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    but I'm skeptical that it isn't just us assigning feelings to the puppy to help us with our grieving.
    I don't know that dogs "grieve" as such but they are very loyal/attached to the humans in their pack.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    I don't know, but it is a cute story, and Sassy "grieves" whenever MW isn't around. If MW has to travel and isn't home for a few days or weeks, the dog gets depressed. She mopes, sighs, lays against the door, and refuses to go #2. She practically does back flips everyday when MW comes home and lovingly nudges me aside (chopped liver) to get to her.
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    It's very touching. I agree that animals mourn in their own way; certainly, they know when a beloved companion is gone. One of my cats just freaked when we had to put down the dog he adored. Well, plus, we moved a week later, and that didn't help.

    I think this is the story that started the concept of dogs mourning their deceased human companion:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ity-stunt.html

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    It's very touching. I agree that animals mourn in their own way; certainly, they know when a beloved companion is gone. One of my cats just freaked when we had to put down the dog he adored. Well, plus, we moved a week later, and that didn't help.

    I think this is the story that started the concept of dogs mourning their deceased human companion:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ity-stunt.html
    The dog in the painting looks very much like my Roscoe, who died last year. There is no doubt in my mind that Sukros knew of Roscoe's death and mourned him. He had been the only dog she loved.
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    Quote Originally posted by Cardinal View post
    The dog in the painting looks very much like my Roscoe, who died last year. There is no doubt in my mind that Sukros knew of Roscoe's death and mourned him. He had been the only dog she loved.
    I'm so sorry. My cat Tigger (7 at the time) was madly crazy in love with our 10 y.o. golden mix Rascal and we were all so sad about her demise. But Tigger fell apart. He's OK now.

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    I cried when I saw this. Very sad. That man was all the dog ever knew...all he ever had. That man was his life. Of course he's going to grieve and be upset. Dogs are especially loyal, and even moreso in a cases like this, where the dog is a loyal work companion to his owner.

    You better believe dogs have emotions. My dog has been very upset lately as he knows I'm moving away from home...seeing all the boxes everywhere and everything, and he gets very upset whenever I leave the house now, much more than before. You can tell.
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    I saw this on the news this morning and it was so touching.

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    I just saw this in the local online rag and posted a link on FB. It was heartbreaking. Im glad the dog, while im sure did not understand, could grieve with everyone else
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    Grieving and mourning

    This flew past on Facebook, and it seems worth sharing (placed here for future reference).

    Cliffs Notes for the beginning griever

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