Tiny dog breaks down in tears when reunited with the cow who raised him
There is a common notion that animals do not feel the way that humans do. But time and time again, we hear stories about the unique relationships formed between their species that disprove this assumption, and confirms the fact that just like us, they are also capable of exhibiting empathy and having emotions. The following story that you’re about to read perfectly supports this idea, and will make you realize that we have a lot more in common with these beings than we think we do.
When this family noticed their tiny dog was spending much of his time in the company of a cow, they thought is not a big deal. But little did they know, the two were actually sharing a very special bond. Unfortunately, they realized how strong the friendship between these two so different animals was, only when the time come for the cow to be sold off. Rookie the dog got adopted by this family when he was just a puppy. The humans always loved him and took care of him, but it was one of the family’s cows that acted like a mother for the tiny puppy. The sensitive puppy found all the comfort he ever need in his adoptive mom and the cow raised him and took care of him like he was his own baby. The bond they shared was extremely special, that when the time came for the cow to be sold off, Rookie from being energetic became the most ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴏᴋᴇɴ dog in the whole world. Even though it would be ʜᴀʀᴅ for him, the family didn’t have any choice but to sell the cow, because having two was something that they couldn’t afford. Preparing to be sold off, the mama cow was taken from the enclosure that she and Rookie frequented. The reunion just increased Rookie’s ᴀɴxɪᴇᴛʏ and ᴅᴇᴘʀᴇssɪᴏɴ. He wandered around the cow’s former enclosure aimlessly, lost his sparky energy and even began refusing food. His owners ꜰᴇᴀʀᴇᴅ he would waste away.
Eventually they were so touched by his deep connection with the cow they couldn’t bear to keep them apart, so the owners decided to buy the cow and reunite the pair once again, despite the financial ᴅɪꜰꜰɪᴄᴜʟᴛɪᴇs it caused. The story of Rookie and his mother cow is a beautiful example of how similar animals’ emotions are to humans. It proves they have deep, complex feelings and relationships, and should be treated with love and dignity.