Dogs Sense End Is Near, Spend All Day Kissing Their Brother Before He’s Put To Sleep

Sef the Belgian Malinois was very well-loved by his humans and doggy siblings. He was not just a pet, rather part of the family.

So as he grew older, he began to develop health issues and his body was slowing down. A large nerve sheath tumor grew under his right shoulder that had completely paralyzed his leg, which made it hard for him to walk. He also developed arthritis and diabetes.

His bladder soon started to fail him, and as the days went on, it became increasingly difficult for him to get in and out of bed or up on the couch. For the last month of so, his dad had to carry him up and down the stairs and outside.


“Sorry, Sef. I would have carried you forever, had I been able to, but it wasn’t fair to you,” his dad wrote on Reddit.

Sef’s health was quickly deteriorating, and his family knew it was time for him to be put to sleep so that he wouldn’t have to suffer any longer.

“He’d suffered enough,” his dad continued. “He was the type of good boy that would start wagging his tail as soon as he saw me looking at him, but now his tail rarely swung from side to side. He would follow me everywhere I went, but it had been a long time since he’d ventured off the couch or dog bed, except to go outside.”


“His bright and happy eyes had dulled and were mostly listless, but would still faintly light up when I talked to him and I could see a fleeting glimpse of that puppy that I fell in love with so many years ago.”

“But he was shutting down, and it was time for him to head to Rainbow Bridge to be that happy and playful boy again, to be pain free and play while waiting for us to cross that bridge so he could come bounding into our arms again,” his dad wrote.

While his humans were heartbroken, his doggy siblings, Rhonin and Jaina, were just as sad. They sensed the end was near and spent all day giving him kisses and cuddles before the vet came to put him to sleep.


After Sef passed, his doggy sibling laid next to him and refused to move. They just couldn’t grasp the fact that their brother was gone.

The family said their goodbyes and cremated him so they could display his ashes on their mantle next to their first dog.

Sef was a sweet, loving dog who always wanted to be with people.


“It didn’t matter if you were out hiking a trail or just sitting on the couch watching TV,” Sef’s dad wrote. “He would scoot up next to you and nudge his muzzle under your arm so that he would have human contact, even if you weren’t petting him.”

Sef’s dad adopted him from a Malinois rescue back in 2007, and it was love at first sight. For the next 11 and a half years, the two of them formed an irreplaceable bond. Sef also grew inseparable with Rhonin and Jaina.

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1) Akita

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5) Shar-Pei

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