Two dogs console one another after their owner died in a hiking tragedy. Tonka and Little P were trekking in Colorado, USA, with Kris Busching and his friend Mark when the group became disoriented.
Kris tried to lower her pups down a canyon to get some water after two days, according to Mr. Bones & Co., the New York NGO that is currently caring for Kris’s canines. Kris.
Kris lost her footing and tried to save her dogs, but they all died at the bottom of the canyon.
Tonka and Little P were injured, but the man died instantaneously.
Kris’s death was eagerly anticipated by their dogs. They didn’t move away from him until a day later, when help arrived and everyone was saved, including Kris’s friend Mark.
Mr. Bones & Co stepped in to help and carry the puppies to the vet so Kris’s heartbroken family on Long Island could grieve.
Once there, the “suddenly lost their entire world” little dog brothers consoled one another as they dealt with the pain of their injuries and the grief of loss.
When Tonka arrived at the animal hospital, the group posted a video of the dogs gently brushing their noses, establishing a special bond.
Mr. Bones and Associates wrote the following:
When Tonka’s older brother was rushed to our @amcny emergency animal hospital to save his leg, these two exuded a level of loyalty and affection that needed no explanation. His devotion to Little P is undeniable.”
Tonka needed emergency surgery to repair a fractured leg, while Little P needed X-rays to repair a broken jaw.
According to Mr. Bones & Co., Little P will not require surgery and will be placed in foster care while Tonka recovers from her surgery “without the temptation to play for a few weeks.”
Tonka’s right wrist had been wounded in addition to her broken leg, so surgeons put her in a splint in the hopes that it would heal without surgery.
Mr. Bones & Co. launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for the dogs’ medical treatment, as Kris’s family is unable to cover the costs of caring for these pets due to funeral expenses.