What started as a normal walk for two dogs became a surprise family reunion when long-lost siblings ran into each other on the street. And some of you out there still think that dogs or any animal for that matter, have no consciousness?
The two cockapoos recognized each other immediately. Even though they hadn’t seen each other since they were puppies — they went in for a nuzzle and a big hug as soon as they spotted each other.
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The dogs, named Monty and Rosie, were born to the same litter last June. “There were six of them,” said Susan Killip, Rosie’s mom. “But Monty and Rosie were always together.”
Libby Pincher recently shared photos sent by her dad, whose business partner Dave was out walking his one-year-old cockapoo Monty in Aycliffe, County Durham when he spotted fellow dog owners walking a similar-looking dog. In no time, the dogs had wrapped their paws around each other as if they were hugging. Seeing this, the owners started talking and realized that they were from the same litter, but were separated when they were adopted by different families.
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.”
Killip’s friends, who live in a nearby village, adopted Monty and watched Rosie for a week early on, but after that, the two pups lost touch. That was, until their surprise meeting last month.
“It was so lovely, they both just jumped up and hugged each other,” Killip said. “It was amazing they remembered each other after 10 months of not seeing each other.”
“My husband Lee and I took Rosie for a walk one day and bumped into David. Aw, it was so lovely, they both just jumped up and hugged each other, it was amazing, they remembered each other after 10 months of not seeing each other,” remembers Susan Killip. “I took some photos and sent them to Jean and that was the last I heard of it until Jean rang me to say David had sent them to a friend who sent them to his daughter Libby and the next thing we know they were on Twitter and, as you know, it’s just gone crazy from there.”
The two were always together when they were younger
Credits: Susan Killip
When asked how they decided to adopt Rosie, Susan said: “We decided to get a cockapoo 2 years after losing our toy poodle called Lucy. We missed her so much and still went for long walks sometimes carrying her ashes with us in our pocket. I contacted my friend who already had a cockapoo, who put me in touch with the breeder of her dog, who informed us that Rosie’s mom called Millie was due a litter late June 2019.”
“They were born at Bishop Middleham on 30th June. There were 6 puppies, but Monty and Rosie were always together. We had picked Rosie as she was the little quiet puppy in the corner and our friend Jean, who decided to get a puppy too, picked Monty. Due to complications with the breeder, Jean looked after Rosie for 2 weeks after we picked her up in September as we already had a holiday booked. They spent a week together and had so much fun. We picked her up after our holiday and brought her back home and she never saw Monty again until about 3 weeks ago, as Jean and David live in the next village, so we never see them. We often text each other to see how the dogs are doing, but we never had time due to work commitments to meet up.”
And if you wonder whether Monty and Rosie will ever meet up again, Susan has great news: “When we are allowed to go out and meet people again, we are going to meet up and as it’s nearly Rosie and Monty’s 1st birthday, hopefully we can do something to celebrate it together.”
Credits: Susan Killip
While there’s some debate as to whether dogs can remember their littermates, Twitter users, as well as Killip, are convinced that the two pups knew each other.
“Dogs of the same breed often gravitate toward each other,” Tufts University explains. “What we know is this: The scent of another dog stays with a dog for a long time … But whether the dog is processing that it’s a familial connection, we’ll probably never know for sure.”
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