Bill, a lurcher, has been melting the hearts of millions through his sympathetic reaction towards his owner Russell Jones.
People who absolutely adore animals know these creatures are capable of such tenderness that even some human beings fail to attain. Animals, especially pet dogs, can be sweet, compassionate and they have time and again proven to be a better friend to us than our own kins. But the love that a kind pet in London has for his owner is beyond anything that you can ever imagine. Bill, a lurcher, has been melting the hearts of millions through his sympathetic reaction to his owner Russell Jones. The pooch received immense praise after imitating Jones's limp in an apparent show of solidarity.
Posting a video of this kind act on Facebook, Jones wrote: Nothing wrong, just sympathy. The 12-second clip shows the London resident walking down a street with the help of crutches to support his bandaged legs. Beside him, Bill can be seen hopping along while raising one of his paws. Jones, who was worried sick thinking his pet was hurt, took Bill to a vet when he saw him limp. After a £300 ($410) check-up, including vet's fees and x-rays, the owner realized that his pet was perfectly healthy except for his broken heart seeing his owner struggle to walk. Cost me £300 in vet fees and X-rays...Love him ❤️, shared Jones.
Speaking to ITV's This Morning, Jones said, "As I was limping around the house, Michelle noticed that he was copying me. We thought we'd better phone the vet." He then shared that his pooch sprints around the garden when Jones is not around, thus proving that his limbs are perfectly fine, according to The Sun. ITV's This Morning's co-presenter Holly Willoughby praised Jones' dog saying, "There's something quite special that a dog has that much empathy for a human, that he decides to limp alongside you."
People everywhere were completely smitten by Bill and they ended up sharing the video over 51,000 times. The clip garnered over 38,000 likes with user Louise Wright sharing: I have watched this so many times! Bless him. Another user Phill Roden expressed: He's come out in sympathy with you! xx Speedy recovery to both of you. Donna Lynsey shared: They are very empathic, may genuinely feel your pain with a bond so strong, real soul mate x. Others couldn't help but laugh uncontrollably at this situation: Oh bless him. That is expensive love. Worth it. XXXX, joked Jan Perry.
However, there were some who raised concern regarding the dog's limp, advising Jones to get a second opinion about his lurcher's condition. User Sam Morris shared their experience writing: Did your vet check for corns. My friend's dog also developed a similar limp and had x rays done. Initially, nothing was found. 2 weeks on after the dog was getting worse and clearly in pain, they had her re x rayed. Sadly she had osteosarcoma and had to be PTS. Another Reece Carney shared: My lurcher started this - things got a little worse after, vets tried their usual scans, etc, and couldn't find anything... Turned out to be Lyme disease. Facebook Laura McAuliffe advised: I would get a second opinion at a different vet, dogs don’t do sympathy lameness and your dog looks to be genuinely in pain. Have they checked for corns?
Finally, when user Samantha HodgsonwasSands requested a video of Bill "not limping," Jones decided to put all the well-wishers' minds to rest by sharing a video of Bill running around and jumping in a water body. He could be seen swimming before immediately getting back on the ground and running around some more. This is August I broke my ankle in June, wrote the owner.