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    Wink A Dog's Purpose....from a 6yr Old Boy

    I read this in a magazine article.....Author is unknown
    Thought I would share it.....

    Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine
    a ten year old Irish Wolfhound named Belker.
    The dog's owners, Ron, Lisa and their little boy,
    Shane, were all very attached to the dog.

    I examined Belker and found he was dying of
    cancer. We couldn't do anything for him, so I
    offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for
    the family in their home.

    As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told
    me they thought six year old Shane might learn
    something from observing the procedure.

    The next day, Shane seemed so calm, patting
    the old dog for the last time. I wondered if he
    understood what was going on. The little boy
    seemed to accept Belker's transaction without any
    difficulty or confusion.

    As we sat 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 they can learn
    how to live a good life - Like loving everybody all
    the time and being nice right? Well, dogs already
    know how to do that, so they don't have to stay
    as long."

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

    When loved ones come home, always run to
    greet them.
    Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
    Take naps.
    Stretch before rising.
    Run, romp, and play daily
    Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
    Aviod biting when a simple growl will do.
    On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a
    shady tree.
    When you're happy, dance around and wag your
    entire body.
    Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
    Eat with gusto and enthusiasum. Stop when you
    have had enough.
    Be loyal.
    Never pretent to be somthing you're 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 nuzzel them gently.
    Being always grateful for each new day and for
    the blessing you have.

    Enjoy every moment of every day....that's what dog's teach us!

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    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Sunshine Coast, Qld


    I love this. I printed it off a while ago and stuck it on my fridge. Makes me smile every time I read it.
    The best things in life, aren't things

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