Why Dogs Live Less Years Than Humans

Why Dogs Live Less Years Than Humans

Why Dogs Live Less Years Than Humans

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Good morning people,

This little story was sent to me a few days ago, captured from facebook and written by Dog Avenue PH.

A touching and surprising story that I just had to share with you.

In their words-

Why Dogs Live Less Years Than Humans

It’s about the surprising answers of a 6 year old child.

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 we couldn’t do anything 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 a good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure . They felt 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.

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

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Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try to live.

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 six-year-old continued,

“Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay for as long as we do.”

Live simply.

Love generously.

Care deeply.

Speak kindly.

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

Why dogs live less years than humans, Why Dogs Live Less Years Than Humans, Full Body Massage Service
  • When your loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
  • Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
  • Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
  • Stretch before rising.
  • Run, Romp and play daily.
  • Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
  • Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
  • On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
  • On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
  • When you are happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
  • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
  • Be faithful.
  • Never pretend to be something you are not.
  • If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
  • When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.

That’s the secret of happiness that we can all learn from a good dog.

I think maybe we could all learn something from this six year old…

Thanks for stopping by and your continued support.

Take care of you and yours,

Sue x

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