Heartbroken Chihuahua Abandoned At Shelter Tucks Himself In At Night Like His Passed-Away Owner Used To

When we grieve our beloved ones’ demise, we often repeat activities we used to do with them. Not only do humans do it, but pets also behave so when they miss their gone-away pals. The longer they have been with the gone-away, the harder for them to get rid of the habits.

Scooter, a 12-year-old Chihuahua, lived happily until his cherished 10-year owner passed away. The family didn’t want him anymore and sent him to the shelter. Being brought to a new place while facing the loss, Scooter was desperate and heartbroken.

To comfort himself, Scooter pulled up a dark blue blanket with white stars over his little body, tucking himself in the way his owner used to do to send him to bed. The tiny body was covered under the blanket, and only the anxious face with cautious pointing ears popped out of the little bundle.

The staff at the Humane Society of Branch County was worried that nobody would adopt Scooter since he was already 12 and had an old hip injury. Still, the heartfelt scene of him curdling up and tucking inside the blanket made them more determined to find him a better place. They shared Scooter’s story on their Facebook, and a miracle knocked on the door.