There’s nothing quite like the bond between a dog and their owner, but some doggos go above and beyond for their companion.Meet Bill, a lurcher from London who’s been imitating his injured owner Russell Jones’s limp out of sympathy.Jones was left £300 ($400) out of pocket when pet Lurcher Billy started limping, just a day after Russell had broken his ankle at work.
The owner was so concerned, he took Billy to the vet to find out what had happened to his seemingly injured paw.Jones shared this hilarious video capturing the dog imitating his behavior while walking beside him.After £300 ($400) in vet bills, no one could find anything wrong with Billy, his cover was even blown when he started walking around the vet’s office completely normally.
It wasn’t actually until the next day where Russell and his wife Michelle realised that Billy was only limping around Russell, who was walking with a limp due to his own broken ankle.
Taking to Facebook, Russell shared a video limping dog alongside his owner, with the caption, ‘Cost me £300 in vet fees and X-rays, nothing wrong just sympathy. Love him.’
According to Cesar’s Way, “There are a number of different creatures that imitate others within their own species.
“People imitate other people. Birds imitate other birds. Non-human primates like monkeys and apes imitate others in their group.
“But dogs not only imitate other dogs—they copy what we do as well. What’s even crazier is that they have been known to do so even when the imitation doesn’t benefit them.”