This Owner Pays $400 To Find Out That His Limping Dog is Copying the Limping of The Owner Out of Sympathy

Animals never cease to amaze us. Though we consider animals are less intelligent than us, trust me, sometimes their behavior patterns are beyond our imagination.

Would you believe if a dog started to limp because he just wanted to copy his owner?

Well, that’s what Russell Jones found out after spending $400 for his limping pet; Bill. 

Russel posted his dog’s limping on social media which got more 11k likes along with 26k shares.

Meet Bill; a lurcher who was imitating his owner’s limping

Russel’s leg had been placed in a plaster cast. And when Bill walks along, he just raises his paw above the ground level so that he’s more like his owner. “Cost me £300 in vet fees and X-rays, nothing wrong, just sympathy. Love him,” Russell posted on social media.

Bill imitating his owner out of pure compassion

Image credits: Russell Jones

“There are a number of different creatures that imitate others within their own species. People imitate other people. Birds imitate other birds. Non-human primates like monkeys and apes imitate others in their group. But dogs not only imitate other dogs—they copy what we do as well. What’s even crazier is that they have been known to do so even when the imitation doesn’t benefit them,” Cesar’s Way explains about the behavior of the animals. 

The owner pays $400 just to find out that there’s nothing wrong with his pet

Image credits: Russell Jones

What’s the reason for animals to imitate us? “Experts think that dogs’ tendency to copy us came about through thousands of years of selective breeding and training. Over time, it grew to become a built-in reaction,” 

Russel’s post on FB got more than 11k likes along with 26k shares