Dog gives senior best friend the sweetest farewell

  • Pepper was already 9 years old when his mother adopted Yari.
  • The senior dog was very picky about other dogs, but he and Yari clicked.
  • When Pepper died, Yari gave him the sweetest send-off. 

Pepper and Yari may have appeared to be opposites, yet they were the best of friends.  Yari didn’t want to say goodbye when she lost Pepper last month. 

Pepper was nine years old when his mother, Tona Gonzalez Karlsson, got Yari. The bond between the two dogs was instant even though the Chihuahua mix was already a senior when he met Yari. 


According to Karlson, Pepper was always picky about other dogs, but he and Yari clicked. 

The two dogs spent many happy, adventurous years together, and Yari looked up to her tiny big brother.

“There were literally never issues between them,” said Karlson. “They just seemed to love each other and understand each other.”

Pep’s health began to fail as he grew older. Yari appeared to sense when Pepper was in pain and would go out of her way to help.


Pepper began to deteriorate in ways Karlsson couldn’t ignore in the last month of his life. Karlsson had no choice but to plan Pep’s final vet visit because he was suffering from many grave ailments.

“The day before he passed, he stopped eating entirely. Yari just laid with him and nuzzled and kissed him,” Karlsson recounted. “We had him put to sleep at my parents’ house. Pep was so sick that day I had to carry him around.”

Pep got out of bed a half-hour before the vet was supposed to arrive and wandered over to the pepper tree burial Karlsson’s father had dug for him. It was as though he was announcing his readiness to his family.


Yari went up to nuzzle Pep after he took his final breath. The small puppy appeared to be sleeping well for the first time in a long time. Karlsson and her parents laid lavender and garden flowers on his grave and gently dropped him into it. At that point, Yari realized her companion was not going to return.

Karlsson said Yari laid down next to Pepper’s grave and seemed like she was embracing the dirt, and stayed there for a while.

Yari appeared to have changed after Pep’s funeral. Without her greatest pal, the once cheerful and lively canine became depressed.


Karlsson, on the other hand, knew there was one thing she could do to cheer up her dog, so she took her to Pepper’s grave.

“She was so happy and she just kept sniffing all around the dirt underneath the pepper tree.”

Yari spent five wonderful years with her dearest friend, and now she understands that all she has to do to be near him again is go to the pepper tree.

Source: The Dodo

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Heart breaking story of two best friends. so sad.

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