Why Dogs Don't Live Longer Than People......

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  1. This is a cute story that I got through email (its probably old). Please read, share and enjoy!

    Why Dogs Don't Live Longer Than People......

    Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a
    Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron,
    his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all
    very attached to Belker and they were hoping for a

    I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I
    told the family
    there were no miracles left for Belker, and offered to
    perform the
    euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

    As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they
    thought it would be
    good for the four-year-old Shane to observe the
    procedure. They felt
    as though Shane might learn something from the

    The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat
    as Belker's
    family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting
    the old dog for the last time, which I wondered if he
    understood what was going on. Within a few minutes,
    Belker slipped peacefully away. The little boy seemed
    accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or

    We sat together for a while after Belker's death,
    wondering aloud
    about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than
    human lives. Shane,
    who had been listening quietly, piped up, "I know

    Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his
    mouth next
    stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting

    He said, "People are born so that they can learn how
    to live a good
    life-- like loving everybody all the time and being
    nice, right?" The
    four-year-old continued, "Well, dogs already know how
    to do that, so
    they don't have to stay as long."
  2. That is just tooo cute. Thanks for the post made my day a little better. :smile:
  3. Aw, how sweet. Thanks for posting that!
  4. Seriously I think Animalicious is just the sweetest forum on earth.
  5. I agree, Katie!! Every time I am down, or stressed, I come in here and everyone and their kitty, doggy, or bunny lovebugs just make me smile! :love:
  6. Wow--out of the mouths of babes.........incredible wisdom. Thanks for sharing, Jahpson.
  7. omg...*tear*

    Truer words have never been spoken....dogs are true, wonderful, endearing companions...they'll love you until the end, no matter what.
  8. aw that made me smile yet teary. thanks for sharing. :smile: