Sending the biggest hugs to you, Dennett. I’ve noticed many animals do this, either inter-species, or across species. And we thought our human relationships were complex!
What’s amazing to me is how some animals never break character. Chanelito never gave in to Pooh’s playful banter, but she clearly loved him.
I like to think they’ll be together again some day. I hope in time your loss will get a little easier. ❤