Why Are Dogs Lives So Short?

Have you ever wondered why dog’s lives are so short? After all, they are such loving creatures and they do the world so much good. So it’s such am injustice that they are only with us for such a short amount of time. And it’s always too short.

Whilst there may be a number of reasons for this, and by that we mean genetic and scientific theories and factoids, today, we choose to focus on a very different reason. One that we’ve come to learn from children and seeing the world from a more pure eye.

In this post you will read a story of dying dog (ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named, Belker) and a boy named Shane who perhaps provides the best answer to the question “Why are dogs lives so short?“.

Why Are Dogs Lives So Short?

Why Are Dogs Lives So Short?

Why Are Dogs Lives So Short?

Why Do Dogs Leave Earth First? A child answers…

“Being a veterinarian, I have 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 that he was dying of Cancer.

I told the family that we couldn’t do anything more 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 that 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. The young boy, 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 long while after Belker’s death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animals 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 stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. it has changed the way I try to 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 as long.”

Source: A Place To Love Dogs

We should have warned you that this post is a bit of a tear jerker. It’s always sad to hear of the passing of a beloved family dog but what made it so much more emotional in this story was the purity in which Shane see the world.

We sincerely hope that you enjoyed the article and that it’s something that you can reflect on when reminisce the furbabies that are waiting at the rainbow bridge.

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