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Dog teaching pup before death- Same behaviour

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    Dog teaching pup before death- Same behaviour

    I've had 7 maltese dogs, now 6. Tilly, the oldest (7yo) has breathed in a bone which got stuck in the lungs and bronchs. She struggled for a month because the vets couldn't identify the bone thinking it was pneumonia. The puppy (then 2mo now 3.5) played with Tilly the whole month before she passed and the puppy is now behaving very similarly to Tilly. I think Tilly knew she is nearing eternal rest and peace so she taught the puppy everything she knew. Do you think this is possible and have you heard of similar cases.



    I loved Tilly to death and would give up everything and anything to have her back.
    I think this puppy will be my salvation.

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    Welcome Riki, so sorry that you lost your Tilly. I think our older dogs teach our young pups a lot, I've often gotten a puppy so the older one could show them the routine and teach them some things. What things does the puppy do that reminds you of your Tilly?

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    Quite literally everything, she is just more playful and comes forward for food. While Tilly would sit back and force you to give her something with her look.

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