Losing a beloved guardian is the most shattering thing that can happen to a dog. Elements Cremation, Pre-planning & Burial, a funeral service in Langley, British Columbia, recently shared a picture which is really worth a thousand words – capturing the last goodbye that the loving dog was allowed to take part in. Having lost her husband to a sudden heart attack, a woman wished to see him one last time, but not alone. When the man passed away at home, the couple’s dog, Sadie, would not leave his side and soon after began to show signs of depression. She did not want to eat and still waited for her friend to come home every day …

The woman believed that Sadie would benefit from saying goodbye to her beloved guardian – and she was right.

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Image source: Elements Cremation, Pre-planning & Burial/Facebook

Sadie had lost 10 pounds after refusing to eat in the 10 days after she lost her guardian. However, just like people, it seemed like all sweet Sadie needed was a bit of closure to finally grapple with the reality that her best friend wouldn’t be coming back. According to the widow, when Sadie came home again after the service, she finally ate her first meal in so long.

It’s stories like these that cement the undeniable relationship between humans and dogs. While some people might not think that animals have the same ability to process and understand emotions, time and time again stories like this one prove that theory wrong. Please do us all a favor today and hug your pup just a little bit longer than normal.

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