Man Spends $400 To Treat Dog’s Limping Only To Find Out He Was Imitating Him Out Of Sympathy

Man Spends $400 To Treat Dog’s Limping Only To Find Out He Was Imitating Him Out Of Sympathy

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Dogs are incredible. From begging for food, wagging of tails when you return home, to barking at their leash for a walk around the neighborhood, dogs tend to do amazing things to put smiles on people’s faces, including their owners. Out of the millions of dogs worldwide, one four-legged friend has seemed to melt the heart of internet users. 

The dog identified as Bill (a lurcher from London) proved he’s a true friend who’s ever ready to stand by his owner. Russell Jones, Bill’s owner, had initially been worried about his dog limping, went as far as spending $400 on treatment before finding out he’s just been doing it out of sympathy. 

Bill, a lurcher from London imitated his owner Russell Jones limp out of sympathy

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Mr. Jones uploaded a heart-melting yet hilarious clip of the discovery to the Facebook group ‘Lurcher Link Rescue.’ The dog could be seen imitating Mr. Jones’s behavior while walking beside him. Since the clip on the internet, it has amassed likes, comments, and even shares to other social media platforms. 

Mr. Jones had initially been worried about his dog limping and went as far as spending $400 on treatment

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Mr. Jones uploaded a heart-melting yet hilarious clip of Bill, imitating his behavior while walking beside him

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In the clip, Russell’s leg had been placed in a plaster cast, walking down the street with Bill. The lurcher can equally be seen walking with a paw raised above the ground to imitate Jones limp. ‘It cost me £300 in vet fees and X-rays, nothing wrong, just sympathy. Love him.’ Russell had captioned his post. 

‘It cost me £300 in vet fees and X-rays, nothing wrong, just sympathy. Love him’

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Russell’s leg had been placed in a plaster cast while Bill can be seen walking with a paw raised above the ground

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Many internet users described the clip as unconditional love, claiming it perfectly sums up how in tune animals are with humans. Nonetheless, according to Ceaser’s Way website, different animals tend to imitate others within their species. 

Internet users described the clip as unconditional love and claimed it perfectly sums up how in tune animals are with humans

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‘People imitate other people. Bird imitate other birds. Non-human primates like monkeys and apes imitate others in their group. But dogs not only imitate other dogs, but they also copy what we do as well even when the imitation doesn’t benefit them.’ Cesar’s Way explained. 

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