A canine in mourning is struggling to come to terms with the passing of his beloved owner. He is seen weeping profusely at her burial site, overwhelmed by the pain of losing someone he cherished deeply. This poignant moment serves as a reminder of the immense bond dogs can form with their humans and how they, too, can experience intense emotions. The dog, named Wiley, was known for his unwavering loyalty to his late owner Gladys, and his profound grief is a testament to the depth of their relationship. A video capturing this moving scene has resonated with countless viewers, highlighting the power of the human-animal connection.
In a touching moment captured on video, a family member comforts a sobbing Wiley with the words, “We miss her too.” The heartwarming clip, uploaded by user SarahandtheWolves on YouTube, has now amassed over 9 million views. Wiley is part of a team of military-trained wolf-dogs who provide therapy for veterans dealing with PTSD upon their return from combat, as noted by SarahandtheWolves’ YouTube channel.
LARC, also known as Lockwood Animal Rescue Centre, specializes in taking care of wolf-dogs and horses, and they provide rehabilitation and support to veterans through their military wolf-dogs program. However, the user who shared this information clarified that she is not a veterinarian and cannot confirm if Wiley is experiencing reverse sneezing like some people are concerned about.
Rest assured, he has never committed such an act before and has refrained from doing so ever since. Although it may seem like I am assigning human qualities to his behavior, it is my own way of dealing with the pain of losing him. Additionally, for those who claim that he is on the verge of death, I guarantee that this is not the case. The sanctuary has a qualified vet who is always present, and Wiley is in good health.
While it’s a prevalent misconception that dogs were domesticated by humans, there is some evidence to suggest that our relationship is more reciprocal. For instance, social systems in wolves and dogs are more similar...