When something is too good to be true it has to be imagined, doesn’t it? Or does it? And does the same maxim apply to dogs? Full-time student Ellie Haworth recently returned to her home in Nottingham after two months’ absence.
By Published on 11 Feb 2019
Ellie breathed a sigh of relief. She knew she would enjoy the short time away from the rigours of student life and it was great to be home. But there was one member of the family that Ellie was especially excited to be reunited with: her dog Percy.
‘It was the longest we had spent apart,’ Ellie told The Dodo. ‘I looked forward to seeing him more than words can describe.’
The bond of love
The young spaniel seemed equally to have missed Ellie. His greeting was typically spaniel-esque. Those familiar with the breed would know that Percy’s welcome home was as heartfelt as any Ellie received from her human relatives.
Percy was however more than just pleased to have his friend by his side again. Clearly he couldn’t believe his eyes. When Ellie walked the little dog for the first time she noticed how fixed on her he was.
‘So I’ve come back home from uni and today I took my dog on our first walk together since being back and he won’t stop looking up at me like this,’ Ellie wrote on Twitter.
‘He was looking at me the whole time,’ Haworth said. ‘I've never seen him do that before. It made me so happy.’
While some Tweeps suggested Percy was merely expecting a ball to be thrown or a treat to be handed to him the comments of others were encouraging and earnest; some even highlighting Percy’s reaction as proof (if proof be needed) of how loving and loyal dogs can be.
@biebersgrills wrote: ‘Do we humans deserve dogs? Definitely not.’
@WhereisBee wrote: ‘What a great heart in that pup.’
Naturally the pair will have to endure another few months apart when Ellie returns to university to continue her studies. But if nothing else Percy’s reaction shows how well dogs remember the faces of people who they consider the most special.
So I’ve come back home from uni and today I took my dog on our first walk together since being back and he won’t stop looking up at me like this pic.twitter.com/EMKImifBdv— ells (@ellhaworth) February 2, 2019