Kicker – Canine empathy

MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: A man in London was worried about his dog, Billy. The dog was limping along on three legs, keeping a front paw off the ground. 

So Russell Jones, who was limping around on crutches due to his own fractured ankle, took Billy to the vet. 

X-rays and a thorough exam later, what did they find?

JONES: Nothing. They said they couldn’t find anything with him.

So Russell took Billy home, and began to notice that Billy only limped when with him. 

Otherwise, the dog would run and jump like nothing was wrong. And then it dawned on Russell that his dog was simply imitating his owner!

REICHARD: Aww, in sympathy! 

Yep.  Man’s best friend for sure.

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(Photo/Russell Jones)

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