Dogs often get very excited when crossing paths while out on a walk. But for this two doggos, they showed something more than excitement after being separated as puppies.
Cockapoos Monty and Rosie were born in the same litter last June and right from the start since they were puppies, they were the ones who were extra close to each other. “There were six of them, but Monty and Rosie were always together,” Susan Kilip, Rosie’s owner, told The Dodo in an interview.
Kilip’s friends from a nearby village then adopted Monty, separating her from Rosie until a surprising encounter brought them back together.
“It was so lovely, they both just jumped up and hugged each other,” Kilip said. “It was amazing they remembered each other after 10 months of not seeing each other.”
Monty and Rosie’s heartwarming reunion went viral after Libby Pincher shared their story on Twitter, after her dad told her about it.
“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,” said Libby’s dad on the message.
But while everyone is convinced the two dogs knew each other, experts say there is no evidence that dogs surely can identify their siblings.
“Dogs of the same breed often gravitate toward each other, so it’s not possible to say,” Tufts University website reads. “What we know is this: the scent of another dog stays with a dog for a long time. So a littermate not seen, er, sniffed for years may have a comforting, familiar scent to a dog who comes across him or her after a long period of separation. But whether the dog is processing that it’s a familial connection, we’ll probably never know for sure.”
Either way, Kilip said they would surely keep in contact and meet more often.
“We will keep in touch. [it’s] a bit difficult at the moment, but after this is all over, we’ll be having doggy walkies together,” she said.
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