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|02-28-2007, 06:12 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2007
I thought that I would share the story that I received in an email from my sister about losing one of our babies.
A Dog's Purpose - from a 4 year old
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 good for the four-year-old Shane to
observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from
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."
|02-28-2007, 09:45 AM||#2|
Love The Verminator!
Join Date: Jul 2006
I have to quit reading these stories, they all choke me up and bring tears to my eyes. The young innocents have such a perfect way at expressing things so simply. Thank you, that was so sweet.
Roxy loves Alphy Remi loves Millie
[COLOR="Purple"]Mom to RoxyJo & Remington , Fozzy Bear & Chloe
|02-28-2007, 10:22 AM||#3|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lancaster, PA
"Thank You " for posting that. It was so sweet and touching to read. I printed it out.
|02-28-2007, 03:15 PM||#4|
Donating YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Staten Island, NY
Thank you for posting that It was beautiful
Fran, Sophia Rose and Jake
We Miss You Always Sammi 11/29/03 - 8/20/06
|02-28-2007, 07:12 PM||#5|
YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Huntsville AL
I love it, just when you think you know stuff, you find out how simple life really is........ how true it is for our furbabies.
May I be the person my furbabies think I am
Sammy, Sophie, Isis', Fergus and and kitties Eddie and Fiona
|03-03-2007, 08:19 AM||#8|
YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: May 2006
I'm tearing from that! I think that's the best explanation ever. Thanks for sharing w/ us.
Owned by Rocky and Bella
|03-09-2007, 10:19 PM||#10|
Donating YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Thank you so much for sharing that! That story is so beautiful. It gets to me everytime
Miko 's his Mommy
|03-13-2007, 09:34 AM||#11|
Donating Yorkie Yakker
Join Date: Mar 2005
thanks for sharing that it was really sweet
Kari Abigail Lola
RIP my sweet sweet little Summer you are my little guardian angel