Heartwarming Golden Retriever
Heart Warming Golden Retriever
Tears as Golden Retriever Runs Straight to Human Dad’s Grave on First Visit
Heartwarming Golden Retriever. A video of a dog that managed to locate its “human dad’s” grave without being shown has gone viral on TikTok, where it had chalked up 2.5 million views at the time of writing.
The video shared by Camille Griffith (@camillegriffith) showed a golden retriever walking towards a tree. A message overlaid on the video said: “My dog ran straight to my boyfriend & his human dad’s grave without ever being here before.”
A caption posted with the video read: “Feeling all the feels! Yes, Dogs grieve too!”
Do Dogs Grieve?
In an article for VCA, one of North America’s largest animal hospital chains operating over 1,000 animal hospitals, veterinarians Dr. Ryan Llera and Dr. Lynn Buzhardt said dogs do indeed mourn when they lose a companion (be it a dog or a human).
Their mourning is reflected in changes in their daily behavior, such as sleeping more, having a lower appetite and becoming listless.
However, dogs—whose minds are roughly equivalent to a human child between the ages of two and three—probably lack the intelligence to understand the permanence of death, University of British Columbia psychology professor Stanley Coren told IFLScience in September 2016.