Losing a loved one is never easy for anyone, and that feeling is not just limited to humans. Animals suffer in the same way, and this heartbreaking story proves that to be true.
Spencer’s brother, Rocky, recently passed away and was feeling under the weather. The two were best friends for ten years and never spent a single night apart. They slept in the same bed and ate from the same dish. They walked outside together and were practically inseparable.
Rocky eventually became ill, and his owner Beth took him to the vet to get checked out. What seemed like a treatable illness ended up being an advanced cancerous tumor, leaving Rocky out of options.
“Rocky had to get put down that day. It was hard to process Rocky’s sudden death but we can’t imagine how hard it must be for Spencer to have lost his little brother,” Fisher told The Dodo.
Spencer was hit hard by this, and was having difficulty coping with losing his best pal so abruptly. Spencer would wander the house looking for him and start crying, the owners said.
This is when his owners came up with a brilliant idea to help him cope. They ended up buying Spencer a pillow with Rocky’s face on it to help him feel some comfort.
“Spencer has been cuddling into the pillow since it arrived, carrying it from the sofa to his own bed. He seems a lot more settled now that he’s got something to cuddle into.”
It’s true the pillow will never be able to completely fill the void, but it is drastically helping Spencer deal with his loss, and has been providing him with some comfort in his time of need.