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Oh Canada

rainbow
April 15th, 2006, 09:48 PM
Just thought I`d share this....A Dog's Purpose


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 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 simple.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly

meb999
April 15th, 2006, 10:03 PM
beautifull....

rainbow
April 15th, 2006, 10:45 PM
I tried to change the topic from "Oh Canada" (I was going to post something else) but couldn`t figure out how to do it. Let me know how to. Thanks.

Joey.E.CockersMommy
April 15th, 2006, 11:11 PM
pheww I thought we had to recite the anthem -

that is sweet and so true too - smart boy :angel:

Prin
April 16th, 2006, 12:13 AM
I tried to change the topic from "Oh Canada" (I was going to post something else) but couldn`t figure out how to do it. Let me know how to. Thanks.
You have to pm a mod to change it, I think.

Cute story.. I think it was posted a few months ago, but it's still cute.:)

joanna
April 16th, 2006, 01:24 AM
How can someone so inexperienced with life say something so beautiful enough to alleviate my pain of losing two beautiful girls?

Thank you for the post rainbow~

:grouphug: