After expensive trip to vet, man learns his limping dog was only copying him out of sympathy

A heartwarming video of a puppy mimicking his wounded owner has gone viral. After the owner posted the emotional event on social media, the couple became an internet sensation. But what seemed to be a cause for concern for the guy turned out to be nothing more than a show of support from the dog.

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Following an injury to his ankle, Russell Jones of London, England, was forced to use crutches. However, something odd was spotted by the guy as he walked his 8-year-old lurcher, called Billy. The dog suddenly developed a limp. To find out what had happened to his dog, Jones took him to the veterinarian.


Billy’s worried owner spent about £300 ($400) on scans and X-rays, but the results revealed that Billy was actually mimicking him out of pity for the dog’s owner. In fact, sweet Billy was hobbling along with his human companion on every walk. Anyway, Jones’ wife Michelle caught the lurcher in the act later that week when she saw him dashing around the backyard.

According to Jones, the guy just showed up there and didn’t seem to have anything wrong with him when he left, according to Jones. “It cost me £300 in vet expenses and X-rays, yet there was nothing wrong with my dog. “I love him,” he responds.


The adorable video of Jones and his dog imitating one another went viral on social media, drawing comments from all over the world. “He’s mimicking you. How ingenious is that? Despite the fact that I feel sorry for the vets’ bills, ” remarked one commenter. “He’s come out in sympathy with you! Speedy recovery to both of you.”

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