The emotional intelligence exhibited by dogs is truly remarkable. They can form genuine and affectionate bonds with humans and other animals and seem to understand the loss of a loved one.
In fact, dogs can even experience grief on their own, much like humans. This was evident in the case of a dog who visited the graves of his deceased friends every day to express his love for them.
Tricycle, a three-legged golden retriever, was rescued and now resides at the Horse Creek Stable Rescue Sanctuary in Mineral Bluff, Georgia. The sanctuary is home to many other animals, including dogs, alpacas, and llamas, who have special needs.
Tricycle has formed friendships with a diverse group of animals at the farm sanctuary, and his affectionate nature is evident in the way he mourned the loss of his friends.
Major, a St. Bernard/mastiff mix, was one of the first animals that Tricycle formed a close bond with. Sadly, Major passed away in 2016, leaving Tricycle inconsolable.
Major was buried on the farm, and a memorial headstone was erected in his honor. However, the rescuers were surprised to find that Tricycle remained close to Major’s grave, grieving for his old friend.
After three days of visiting Major’s grave, Tricycle’s owners realized that he was struggling with the loss. According to Lester Aradi, the sanctuary’s owner, animals experience loss, just like humans do.
Tricycle has shown his affection and grief for all the deceased animals, proving that he shared a special bond with Major but also cared for others.
Recently, another puppy was found at Trixie’s cemetery after passing away, further demonstrating the depth of animal love and the complexity of their emotions.
It is a heartwarming story that showcases the power of animal connections.