Dogs are affectionate animals, and they create bonds with other creatures and humans. All of their friendships are based on unconditional love, and that’s why they can become devastated when they lose a friend. That void can affect their daily lives in a big way.

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When Junior the Border Collie lost his best friend to cancer, he was heartbroken and lost all interest in everything. He stopped playing and would just lie around all day long. His owners didn’t know what to do, and they weren’t ready to get another dog just yet. So Dad bought Junior a stuffed toy dog.

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And the toy paid off in a big way. It brought Junior back to life! The Border Collie takes the toy everywhere and plays with it all day. The two are inseparable! It will never truly replace the best friend he lost, but “Puppy” has made Junior whole again. 🙂