Humans are no strangers to losing the people they love.
And through the pain and the heartbreak, we find and build new love to cherish.
This cycle of affection is not exclusive to humans.
A dog has hit an emotional pit, but through the help of his friends, he went on to the road of emotional recovery.
The shelter in Ontario, Canada, took him in after the farmer who owned the herd refused to invest in the little lamb’s recovery.
That’s when Megan Monstacci, co-founder of the organization, took Jerry in.
They gave him a loving home and nursed him back to health.
Drake has always been gentle with Jerry; they’d spent much time hanging out.
Eventually, Jerry began sleeping over Drake.
“And Jerry does this with Drake.”
It was an affection that Drake gave back wholeheartedly.
Mostacci shared he was cleaning Jerry and cuddling close to him.
They were very different animals, but they spoke one language of love.
Jerry suddenly fell and flopped onto his side.
Mostacci and her team quickly rushed the lamb to a vet, where he was diagnosed with sudden bloating.
They were hopeful about Jerry’s recovery, but this optimism would be cut short. The lamb, with all the effort and love they’ve given, was just not meant to live long.
Jerry’s death profoundly impacted Mostacci, but even more so Drake.
But as he grieved the loss of his best friend, some animals just understood what they had to do.
Mostacci saw Dottie, a black goat, cuddled close to Drake, much like how Jerry did before.
It seemed that Dottie knew what was happening and what Drake was feeling.
Dottie somehow knew that Drake felt alone and sad. Dottie knew she had to take care of Drake until his heart healed.
She and her sister were rescued from a hoard where conditions were unacceptable.
When they were rescued, Drake showed the same love to the goats.
Maybe Dottie was just giving back the love she received, especially in Drake’s time of need.
Drake also threw in the towel two years ago after a long battle with various medical conditions.
In a post that the organization shared, they said that “Drake has a huge receiving line waiting to meet him” beyond the rainbow bridge.
We just know that through all these years, a little lamb named Jerry is waiting in that same line, hoping he could lie on top of his best friend, just like it was when they were still on Earth.
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