As if we needed any more proof of our pets’ compassion, here comes another story to hit you right in the feels.
Spencer and Rocky were inseparable as brothers and best buds for 10 years, sleeping in the same bed, eating from the same bowl, and basically hanging out all day every day. Sounds like a good life.
“They had never spent a night apart,” Beth Fisher, the dogs’ owner, told. “Rocky and Spencer slept in the same bed, ate from the same bowl, and always walked together when they went out.”
After 10 years of friendship, sadly Spencer and Rocky’s time together was suddenly cut short. During a visit to the vet to check on an ailment Rocky had, it was revealed he had developed a ᴄᴀɴ.ᴄᴇʀᴏᴜs ᴛᴜ.ᴍᴏʀ.
“Rocky had to get put down that day,” Fisher said. “It was hard to process Rocky’s sudden ᴅ.ᴇ.ᴀ.ᴛʜ, but we can’t imagine how hard it must be for Spencer to have lost his little brother.”
Spencer was heartbroken after Rocky crossed the rainbow bridge.
“Since Rocky passed, Spencer has been getting up in the night to wander the house looking for his brother,” Fisher said. “And then he starts crying because he can’t find him.”
It was clear that Spencer needed something to help him to overcome this difficult time. So, Fisher’s dad ordered a pillow for Spencer with Rocky’s smiling face printed on it. The pillow seems to have helped fill the void Rocky’s passing had left in Spencer’s heart.
“Spencer has been cuddling into the pillow since it arrived, carrying it from the sofa to his own bed,” Fisher said. “He seems a lot more settled now he’s got something to cuddle into.”
Nothing, of course, can ever bring Rocky back completely. Though as Spencer, who himself is getting on in age, drifts off to sleep, it’s reassuring to know his best friend is still by his side in spirit. “I don’t think Spencer will ever get over Rocky’s passing, but I hope he’s able to learn to go on without him,” Fisher said, adding that the path forward is one he’ll never have to face alone.