Some people say dogs are too stupid to love, but I think the opposite. I think they are the embodiment of love and faithfulness.
All I can say is that animals are so much more intelligent than we give them credit for it’s a real shame for them and us. Dog picks up from others around them. Also, the cartoon shows Simba with ears dropped, etc.. this is what most animals do when there is something wrong so he/she could be reading this as a sign too.
I can be honest here for a second, can’t I? This was the part of the movie I also cried, which I had never done before. It was weird to know a cartoon could do that to me but watching this dog feel the same sense of loss, that was powerful.