When long-lost siblings ran into each other on the street, what began off as a typical walk for two dogs turned into a surprising family reunion.
The two cockapoos quickly recognized each other. They nuzzled and hugged each other as soon as they saw each other, even though they hadn’t seen each other since they were puppies.
Last June, Monty, and Rosie, two pups from the same litter, were born. “There were six of them,” Rosie’s mother, Susan Killip, told The Dodo. “However, Monty and Rosie were never apart.”
Early on, Killip’s neighbors in a neighboring hamlet adopted Monty and watched Rosie for a week, but the two pups lost contact after that.
That is until they had a chance to meet last month.
“It was very amazing,” Killip added. “They both just leaped up and held each other.” “It seemed incredible that they remembered each other after ten months apart.”
Libby Pincher shared the sweet anecdote on Twitter, where she documented a discussion with her father that has since gone viral.
“So, Dave was out walking his dog, and a couple was going towards him with a white version of his dog,” her father wrote of the sweet unexpected encounter. It turns out they are siblings from the same litter. However, instead of playing with other dogs, have a look at this.”
While there is still controversy about whether dogs can remember their littermates, Killip and other Twitter users believe the two puppies remembered each other.
It’s also possible that dog siblings react affectionately to one another because they detect something comforting or familiar in the other.
According to Tufts University, “dogs of the same breed generally gravitate toward each other.” “What we know is that the fragrance of another dog lingers for a long time on a dog… We’ll never know for sure whether the dog is digesting the fact that it’s a family connection.”
Whether Monty and Rosie knew they were brother and sister or not, they now know someone extremely special lives nearby. And once the coronavirus restrictions are gone, their parents will make sure they see each other.
Killip said, “We’ll keep in touch.” “It’s a little difficult right now, but after everything is finished, we’ll be out for doggy walks together.”