Reese and her best friend, Morgan, were inseparable.The two senior rescues ate, slept, and cuddled as often as they could.However, when 12-year-old Morgan died of kidney disease, their lives changed, and Reese’s grief had an impact.
“I baked her special doggie cupcakes and slept on a mattress on my living room floor for a bit so she could sleep with me,” Amy Thatcher, Reese’s mother, told The Dodo. “I even picked up some foster puppies because Reese adores them.”Nothing appeared to work.
Reese’s condition rapidly worsened.She stopped eating and spent the majority of her days in bed, trembling.Thatcher made the decision to find Reese another friend to help the grieving canine fill the void left by Morgan’s death because nothing seemed to alleviate her pain.
Thatcher remarked, “Jeep’s attractive face drew my attention as I scrolled through the available pets.” Prior to Jeep, I had only ever adopted senior dogs.I chose a younger dog because Reese didn’t handle Morgan’s death well, and I didn’t want to subject her to another loss.
Thatcher fell head over heels for Jeep the first time he met him.Despite the fact that he wasn’t exactly like Morgan, she was confident that Reese would adore him.Thatcher fell in love with Jeep after adopting him and showing him to Reese.Her heart began to heal gradually but steadily, and the two are now inseparable.
“Jeep has brought out this young, playful side of Reese,” Thatcher observed.Even though she will be 14 in a month, she still wants to play with her “little brother.”She dislikes him being away from home and is always delighted to see him.
Morgan, Reese, and Jeep’s story can be found here:
Jeep assures Reese that everything will be fine, which Thatcher shares.Regardless, Reese will always miss Morgan.”Morgan improved my life simply by being herself, and I’ll never forget her,” Thatcher said, “but when my heart was broken, just like Reese’s, Jeep entered my life.”I’m not sure how we would have survived without him, but he helped us get through a rough patch.