Dog dies just hours after owner in Afghanistan

This might be the most heart-breaking story of the year. On Thursday, a British soldier and his dog made their final trip home. Liam Tasker and his Springer Spaniel Theo were inseparable, just like any good dog and their owner. On March 1, Liam was on patrol in Afghanistan and was shot. He later died. Theo, the Springer Spaniel, died shortly after according to

Tasker’s mother says she thinks the sadness of losing his master may have killed Theo.

“My honest opinion of this is when Liam went down, Theo didn’t have the comfort from Liam to calm him down. I truly believe when Theo went back on the kennel that that would have a big, big impact because Liam wasn’t there to comfort him and calm him,” Ian Tasker, Liam’s father, said.

“I don’t know why I’m not a vet, I can’t answer that question. I’m not a vet. But I would like to believe he died of a broken heart because of Liam,” Jane Duffy, Liam’s mother, said.

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