Keep your dogs safe. Put locks on gate and micochip them. Don't let them run free with out FENCE. Keep
a eye on them other people seem to like them as much as you do! But they don't want to pay for them.
A Dog's Purpose (from a 6-year old).
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old
Wolf hound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa,
and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker,
they were hoping for a miracle.
I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family
couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the
euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
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
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
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 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.
Allow the experience of fresh air and
the wind in your face to be
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
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
ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY!