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Old 01-29-2015, 11:27 AM
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A heartbreaking video has emerged of a Rottweiler appearing to grieve over the body of his dead brother.
Brett Bennett from Washington State said his dog Brutus started 'crying' after learning that his sibling Hank had passed away during the night.
Indeed, video footage shows the pooch sad with watery eyes as he lies on top of his brother's lifeless torso. Bennett attempts to comfort Brutus with some loving strokes.


There is no word on what the cause of Hank's death was.
He and Brutus were apparently part of the same litter and had been inseparable since birth.
Bennett adopted the pair from a rescue shelter.
He had set up a Facebook page for the two canines in bid to share their cute antics with the world.
Their YouTube channel had also scored more than 23 million views.


The latest photograph uploaded online shows Hank lying on a beach in happier times.
Bennett said that the deceased pet was 'larger than life' and 'extraordinary'.
He added: '[Hank] was a protector of my family and a great brother to Brutus. Hank will be missed and never forgotten.
Hank passed away on January 20 in his sleep.
After being examined by vets he was determined to be approximately ten years old.


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Old 01-29-2015, 11:39 AM
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Having had two dogs for most of my life I can appreciate this. When my chocolate lab passed a few years ago my black lab was only about 8 months old- even at that age and unrelated he seemed confused and looking around for his pal.

We had yellow labs for years and they were typically a few years apart. When one passed the other always took a bit of time to get adjusted.

I am a real dog person so I get it.
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:58 AM
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Brutus is thinking....we're the same age, we ate the same food, got the same amount of exercise, the same genes, i'm so screwed.
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I have never seen dogs do that, sad.
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I just don't understand people that think dogs (and many other animals) are not intelligent and have emotions.
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If you have loved a few dogs you know they do.
Why'd you have to post that?
I was having a good day.
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just goes to prove that dogs have feelings too, always wondered what a dog thinks when his owner pass's away, here today, gone tomorrow, and no idea what happened
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I know they do grieve. I am sure it is a very touching video. I ain't watching it.
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Well I should have known better than to open video

Good news though... I can lease a Honda for just $119 a month and would have never known had Hank not bit-it in his sleep.
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just goes to prove that dogs have feelings too, always wondered what a dog thinks when his owner pass's away, here today, gone tomorrow, and no idea what happened
dogs do have feelings...i hit one with my truck and it screamed like a banshee.
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Man, that video busted me up.......good share, you bastardo!!!!
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No way i'm watching that. Thanks for sharing though.
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I sure do believe it. Our Golden is my son's shadow. He is in college a few hours away and not home much. When he is home she is literally his shadow, sleeps in his bedroom next to him and basically follows him around. When he leaves for college she goes thru 3-4 days of grieving. Cry's and whimpers at night, and will search the house for him. The first time it happened last year it kind of freaked me out. I thought she might have a sixth sense that something was wrong with. Nope, he was out at a party
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One of the most famous stories from Scotland is that of Greyfriar's Bobby. Look it up. Kinda eerie.
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Damn, that was hard to watch...
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Originally Posted by pugnacious3333 View Post
No way i'm watching that. Thanks for sharing though.
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one reason I couldn't have a Great Dane..darn things don't live long enough...and I hate it when they go to heaven...
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I can say for a fact that dogs do grieve. My grandfather passed away Christmas day in 97'. After the second day and many different cars in the driveway, his doberman Lady, began to howl, moan, and whimper just like a puppy for the next week. She knew something was up when he didn't go to feed her after two days and it was just me and my Dad doing it. It didn't make much difference though, because she barely ate or drank for the next week. She would just stay in her house and whimper and "cry". It broke our family's heart to hear her. All I could do, was go in her pen, get in her house with her and she would crawl in my lap, whine and let me hold her. Their is not a doubt in my mind she was heartbroken and missing him as they were very close. Still hurts me now to even think about it 17 years later.
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I know they do grieve. I am sure it is a very touching video. I ain't watching it.
It will bring tears to your eyes
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Sad video, chocked me up

This sealed the deal for me when I was looking into getting an Akita after my Norwegian Elkhound past. Anytime I see this movie trailer I shed a couple tears, even had to get the movie. Although the movie has such a said ending, being a dog lover since a kid, the best movie I ever watched

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhEHr7B1QiU
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There goes my good day....
Good thing it was at 9pm instead of 9am.
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