When long-lost siblings stumbled into each other on the street, what began off as a typical stroll for two dogs turned into a surprising family reunion.
The two cockapoos quickly recognized one 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 pups.
The dogs, named Monty and Rosie, were born to the same litter last June. “There were six of them,” Susan Killip, Rosie’s mom, told The Dodo. “But Monty and Rosie were always together.”
Early on, Killip’s neighbors in a neighbouring village adopted Monty and watched Rosie for a week, but the two puppies lost contact after that.
That is, until they had a chance to meet last month.
“It was just amazing,” Killip recalled. “They both just leaped up and held each other.” “It seemed incredible that they remembered each other after ten months apart.”
The adorable story was shared on Twitter by Libby Pincher, who posted a conversation with her dad which has since gone viral.
Her dad described the adorable chance encounter, writing: “So, Dave was out walking his dog, and there was a couple walking towards him with a white version of his dog. Turns out they are brother and sister from the same litter. But instead of just playing like they do with other dogs, look at this.”
pls look at what my dad sent me this morning I cannot even😭❣️🐶 pic.twitter.com/QTy5J8uEwZ
— Libby Pincher (@libpincher) May 19, 2020
While there is still controversy about whether dogs can recall their littermates, Killip and other Twitter users believe the two puppies remembered each other.
It’s also conceivable that dog siblings react affectionately to one another because they detect something soothing or familiar in the other.
According to Tufts University, “dogs of the same breed generally gravitate toward one 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 if the dog is digesting the fact that it’s a family link.”
Whether Monty and Rosie knew they were brother and sister or not, they now know someone extremely important lives nearby. And once the coronavirus limitations are gone, their parents will make sure they see each other.
Killip said, “We’ll keep in contact.” “It’s a little difficult right now, but after everything is finished, we’ll be out for doggie walks together.”