Why do Dogs live less than Humans?
A 6-year-old Child gives this Answer about the dog and human life.
I was asked to determine Belker, a ten-year-old Irish wolfhound because I am a veterinarian. All three of the dog’s owners—Ron, his wife Lisa, and their young son Shane—were devoted to Belker and prayed for a miracle.
Belker was a cancer patient when I examined him. I offered to carry out the euthanasia procedure for the elderly dog in their house after informing the family that there was nothing we could do for Belker.
Ron and Lisa informed me that they believed it would be beneficial for 6-year-old Shane to witness the surgery while we made preparations. They believed Shane might gain knowledge from the event.
The following day, when Belker’s relatives surrounded him, I experienced the accustomed tightness in my throat. I questioned whether Shane realized what was happening because he appeared so composed as he petted the elderly dog for the final time. Within a short period of time, Belker quietly disappeared.
The young child appeared to have no trouble or confusion adjusting to Belker’s new role. After Belker’s passing, we sat down and talked aloud about how tragic it was that dogs had shorter lifetimes than people. Shane, who had been silently listening, spoke forward and said, “I know why.”
We all looked at him in shock. The next thing he said astounded me. Never had I heard a more consoling justification. The way I strive to live has altered as a result.
People are created in order to learn how to live decent lives, he said, “like loving everyone all the time and being nice, right?” The six-year-old went on to say on the dog and human life:
Dogs don’t need to stay as long as we do because they already know how to accomplish it.
- Live frugally
- Love fervently
- With great concern
- Say lovely things
- Keep in mind the lessons you would learn if a dog were your teacher.
- Always run to meet your loved ones when they arrive home.
- Never miss the chance to have a joyride.
- Permit the feeling of the wind in your face and the fresh air to be pure ecstasy.
- Get rest
- Before getting up, stretch
- Run around and play every day. Be a people person who thrives on attention.
- When a mere growl will serve, refrain from biting.
- On warm days, pause and lie down on the grass on your back.
- Stay hydrated and rest under a tree for shade on hot days.
- When you’re joyful, wag your whole body and dance about.
- Take pleasure in the easy joy of a lengthy walk.
- Keep your word
- Don’t ever act differently than you are.
- Dig until you locate it if what you desire is buried.
- If someone is having a rough day, sit next to them, keep quiet, and give them a gentle nuzzle.
- We can learn this secret to happiness from a nice dog.