View Full Version : I got this tonight....

31st January 2007, 02:06 AM
My Breeder sent me this tonight~ and I wanted to share it with all of you.

Why Humans Live Longer Than Dogs

As 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. 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. 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."

That really says it all

Sharon 7
4th February 2007, 12:38 AM
That does explain it all..

I'm am sitting here with a painful lump in my throat.

What a bright little boy.