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Why Dogs Don't Live As Long As Humans


Out of the Mouths of Babes.....................

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a
ten-year-old
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 miracle. 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. Theyfelt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.
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, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away. The little
boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or
confusion.
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
why." Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next
stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. 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."
> Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply, Speak
kindly. Leave the rest to God

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:54 pm 
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That's awesome. Makes alot of sense too.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:48 pm 
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amen


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Thanks for that encouragement Susie, really ministered to me

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:29 pm 
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My eyes are brimming! That was touching. People ask me how I handle 3 boys and i always say because some times they talk to me and tell me things that mean allot . I bet that mother felt the same that day. What a blessing.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:10 pm 
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That is a wonderful story. All the dogs i have owned have always shown me and my family unconditional Love. We can learn from them.


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Nobody could have a better answer than what that kid had. It's good the kid used that to cope with the loss of a family pet like that, cause they are just like family.

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