We’ve all heard stories that show just how much a dog’s entire life revolves around the moment they see you again, whether it’s after 10 days or 10 minutes. There was the dog in China who went viral for waiting for his owner at a train station for up to 12 hours a day, the dogs who patiently stood at hospital door anxiously awaiting their sick human, and now, we have Toby.
Roman, who now helps run a medium-size carrier company was an optometrist and would generally leave the house 8-10 hours. He said:” He came into my life when he was 2. The first time I saw him, he took a pᴏᴏᴘ on my living room carpet as soon as my partner put him down (it was her canine). We did not get along the first many months. I like tykes, but this bone is a kid. He wanted attention all the time. He wanted to be around you. I had a hard time getting along with a canine This kind of intelligence has such an important personality and insight. I used to fight with him a lot. Until my partner told me to treat him like a little person. He’s veritably smart. Since that day, I made trouble. And so did he. We came closest musketeers and when my partner and I broke up, she got to keep the apartment just so I could keep Toby. This was when he was 10.”
He added:” Toby knew when I would get home. He’s a sense for it. He’d be in the window and also by the door Before I actually came in, I could hear him whimpering in excitement outdoors. He also would try to jump on me and master my face and was just a pack of pure, full-on excitement.” Recently, however, Roman had to go through a very ᴘᴀɪɴ ful situation. Toby, the dog who had been with him for many years, has ᴘᴀssᴇᴅ due he was old, sick. The once happy fellow who waited for him to come home no longer appears anytime soon on his window. Roman said:” Where his last three days he was not keeping anything down and was very ʟᴇᴛʜᴀʀɢɪᴄ. So we all said goodbyes and took him to the vet. This was the most ᴘᴀɪɴful decision I had to make in my life so far and it still ʜᴀᴜɴᴛs me 4 months later like it was yesterday.”
While Toby is no longer with Roman here on earth, there’s no question he’s out there waiting for him with just as much excitement as always. In an attempt to deal with his grief, Roman shared photos of Toby waiting for him to come back home from work, and they perfectly capture the strong bond they had.