Life takes people in many directions, but the one place we all like to gravitate to is our family. The bond between a mother and her child is something hard to break; the affection between siblings again is often there for life. But, what about the bond between animals? Can it be just as unbreakable?
One day last May, during a walk with their respective owners, two dogs named Monty and Rosie suddenly encountered each other on the street.
The two adorable dogs instantly recognized each other even though they had not seen each other since they were puppies and their owners had no idea what was going on.
With natural wild instincts and seemingly unable to control themselves, the two dogs approached each other, hugged, and jumped joyfully. They looked so happy.
Monty and Rosie were born a little under a year earlier and were part of a litter of six. When they were still puppies, they had a special relationship.
Susan Killip, the owner of Rosie, recalled how things were back then.
Early on, Killip’s mates in a nearby village adopted Monty and watched Rosie for a week, but the two pups lost contact after that.
“There were six of them,” Killip said to The Dodo. “But Monty and Rosie were always together.”
“It was so lovely, they both just jumped up and hugged each other,” she said of their accidental reunion all those months later. “It was amazing they remembered each other after 10 months of not seeing each other.”
Monty’s owner Dave was definitely touched by their special encounter too.
“So, Dave was out walking his dog, and there was a couple walking towards him with a white version of his dog. Turns out they are brother and sister from the same litter. But instead of just playing as they do with other dogs, look at this,” one friend of the owner told his daughter Libby.
Maybe Monty and Rosie reacted warmly to each other because they recognized something comforting or familiar.
“Dogs of the same breed often gravitate toward each other,” the website of Tufts University wrote. “What we know is this: The scent of another dog stays with a dog for a long time … But whether the dog is processing that it’s a familial connection, we’ll probably never know for sure.”
After the restrictions for the coronavirus pandemic become more relaxed, Monty and Rosie will be able to see each other regularly.
“We will keep in touch,” Killip assured. “[It’s] a bit difficult at the moment, but after this is all over, we’ll be having doggy walkies together.”
The sudden reunion of the two dogs has left beautiful moments to enjoy. It seems that the expression of the two dogs’ affection is like a message from the creator that “everything has a spirit.”
This life is so mysterious and interesting.