Why dogs live less than human

Why dogs live less than human

Why dogs live less than human

Here’s the surprising answer 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 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.

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 dogs’ 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. It has changed the way I try and 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:

• 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.
• Take naps.
• 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’re 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’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 nuzzle them gently.

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

Author:-  Unknown


“Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts” ~ Author Unknown


A Selection of Dog Quotes

“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.” ~ Samuel Butler

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” ~ Josh Billings

“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.” ~ Roger A. Caras

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”  ~ Charles de Gaulle

“My little dog ~ a heartbeat at my feet.” ~ Edith Wharton

“It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.” ~ John Grogan

“To err is human — to forgive, canine.” ~ Author Unknown

“The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.” ~ Konrad Lorenz

“Happiness is a warm puppy.”  ~ Charles Schulz

“Dogs leave pawprints on our hearts” ~ Author Unknown

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.”  ~ Mark Twain

“If dogs could talk, perhaps we would find it as hard to get along with them as we do with people.”  ~ Capek

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” ~ M.K. Clinton
“You know, a dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you’re in faster than you can think of.” ~ Jill Abramson

“Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.” ~ Caroline Knapp

“Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.”  -Kinky Friedman

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”- Orhan Pamuk

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”  ~ Marilyn Monroe

“My idea of absolute happiness is to be in bed on a rainy day with my blankie, my cat, and my dog.” ~ Anne Lamott

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”  ~ Will Rogers

Copyright © RGB Blog  https://richardbejah.com

Feel free to copy and share this but include the entire article and reference back to this site thanks.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Subscribe to Blog via Email

    Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 70,621 other subscribers

  • A selection of previous Posts

    •     Do you think English is easy? Read this… Homographs are words of like spelling but with more than one meaning. A homograph that is also pronounced differently is a heteronym. Do you think English is easy? Read this… I think a retired English teacher was bored…THIS IS GREAT! Read all the way to the end…………….. This took a lot of work to put together! 1) The bandage was wound around the wound. 2) The farm was used to produce produce. 3) The dump was so full that it had Read More […]
    • Razors edge It has often been said the line which separates winning from losing is as fine as a razors edge – and it is…. (I am talking about winning in a big way and in all areas of your life) One person “just about” starts a project, the other person starts it. One individual “almost” completes a task, the other does complete it. One person sees an opportunity, the other acts on it. One student “nearly” passes the exam, the other does pass it – and although the difference in their marks Read More […]
    •   “Do You Believe” 25 questions for you. Your answers may surprise you! Would you like to know a little more about who you are and what you truly believe? Well here’s a simple test that only takes about 2 minutes. Just answer yes or no to each of the 25 questions.   Do you believe that attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference? Do you believe that we miss 100% of the shots we don’t take? Do you believe that our aspirations are our possibilities? Do you believe that Companies Don’t Succeed…People Do? Do you believe that Read More […]
    • 5 American Foods and their South Asian Counterparts Food is love for most people. There is nothing better to do at the end of the day than to sit down with a nice drink and gourmet meal that fulfils the cravings of your taste buds. Each country has different dishes that have different tastes which are suited to the taste buds of that country’s nationals. On a closer inspection of these foods though, it is clear that there are some foods that are similar more than you’d expect them to be. This blog will take a look at 5 American foods and their Read More […]
    • Common Fundraising Mistakes to Avoid The basic idea behind any fundraiser is to process the gathering of voluntary contributions of money or other resources, by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies. That said, fundraising is no walk in the park, and one must adapt to some keen guidelines with insights that can help you protect your fundraising project from making mistakes that jeopardize the entire process and makes it into a failure. Here are some definite DON’TS that must be Read More […]
    • 10 Compelling Reasons Why You Need Character Character is synonymous with moral strength and integrity. She is that way of life that makes relating with people easy. She is the quality of behavior exhibited by an individual that differentiates him or her from the other people around. She is the only virtue that cannot be stolen from a person. We shall consider the reasons why character is so important and indispensable. Character makes she possible for people to believe in you no matter the situation because you are known to stand on what you Read More […]
    • Alpha & Omega      Read More […]
    • Mindful Practices Can Make Your Days Much Better As days go by, we find ourselves becoming busier and fully occupied with work. Most of the time, we multi-task our way through life without even noticing how multi-tasking takes away our ability to be fully aware of the present moment. It is important to be mindful so that you can be fully present in the present moment without passing any judgments. This is because mindfulness is scientifically known to make people much happier with their lives. Here are a few benefits of being mindful: 1.     Read More […]
    • TRUST THYSELF Trust thyself …”every heart vibrates to that iron string … Who so would be a man, must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness … Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. Read More […]
    •       Prayers for Financial Peace Are you under financial strain? Pray today for the grace to be able to trust God for provision, wisdom, and direction, and the grace to be able to see past the fearful circumstances and continue in joy! Prayer for Financial Peace (1) I know that You are the source of all my good and that You provide for me in all ways. Please help me release the fears that block me from receiving Your gifts. Please help me feel the emotions of peace, gratitude and financial security and to know that I am Your Read More […]
  • VimeoBest


    VimeoBest for RGB Blog