Spencer and Rocky were best friends for ten happy and arduous years.
In fact, the adorable dogs’ greatest joy was just being with one another.
“They had never spent a night apart,” Beth Fisher, the dogs’ owner, told The Dodo. “Rocky and Spencer slept in the same bed, ate from the same bowl and always walked together when they went out.”
Sadly, however their joyous time together recently came to a close.
A huge malignant growth was discovered to be growing inside of the blonde dog Rocky while being examined by the doctor to see what sickness he had acquired. There was only one way to end the poor pup’s misery after the awful discovery, which was made too late for therapy.
That day, Rocky had to be put down, Fisher said. Although it was difficult to comprehend Rocky’s unexpected passing, we can’t begin to fathom how difficult it must be for Spencer to have lost his little brother.
Spencer was devastated, and it was obvious.
“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.”
Rocky’s ashes were placed on a shelf above where he and his brother slept, to keep the pair close. But it was apparent that Spencer needed something more to help him to cope.
So, Fisher’s dad ordered this: a pillow for Spencer with Rocky’s smiling face printed on it.
Right away, the thoughtful gift put Spencer at ease.
The pillow honoring Rocky seems to have helped fill the void his 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.”
The mourning dog sleeps alone no longer.
Of course, nothing will ever fully restore Rocky. Although it is comforting to know that his closest buddy is still there in spirit as Spencer, who is getting on in years, goes off to sleep.
The same as he had always been.