Two adorable dogs Spencer and Rocky are inseparable friends and have been for ten long and happy years.
“They’d never spent a night apart,” the dogs’ owner, Beth Fisher, told The Dodo. “When Rocky and Spencer went out, they slept in the same bed, ate from the same bowl, and always walked together.”
Unfortunately, their wonderful time together came to an end lately when vets discovered a big malignant tumor growing within Rocky. Treatment was no longer possible, leaving just one option: to end his misery.
According to Fisher, “Rocky had to be put down on that day.” Although Rocky’s abrupt death was difficult to deal with, we can’t imagine how awful it must be for Spencer to have lost his younger brother.
After Rocky’s passing, Spencer was devastated. After Rocky’s death, Spencer has been waking up at night to search for his brother, Fisher said. Then, because he can’t find him, he begins to weep. “
Spencer was clearly in need of some sort of support system to help him get through this trying period. To honor the memory of Rocky, Fisher’s father ordered a pillow for Spencer with Rocky’s face on it. In Spencer’s heart, the pillow appeared to have filled the vacuum that Rocky’s passing had left.
As Fisher noted, “Spencer has been cuddling into the pillow since the day it arrived, taking it from our sofa to our own bed.” When he finally has something to snuggle with, “he appears much more settled.”
While nothing can bring Rocky back to live with the family, Spender may take consolation in knowing that his closest buddy is always with him in spirit and that he will never face life’s challenges alone. This new cushion and the support of his family are our hopes for Spencer.
H/T: The Dodo