Their noses peeking out from under the fence, Nathan Cirillo’s dogs wait patiently for their dad – unaware that he will never be coming home.
A day after the 24-year-old Canadian reservist and single dad was gunned down in Ottawa on Wednesday, his forlorn dogs could be seen peering out from his family’s home in Hamilton, Ontario.
Cirillo was devoted to his animals, posting image after image of him grinning beside them to his Instagram feed. Friends also recounted the story of him recently finding an abandoned, emaciated puppy that he nursed back to heath and then re-homed.
‘Found him a pretty home, hope he has a good life,’ Cirillo wrote just four weeks ago of the pup.