To all who has lost a pet.
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Jan 31st, 2007 19:42
So sorry about your loss. I think applies to kitties as well.. Purpose of a Dog from a 4 yr. Old Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a 10-year old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker and were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker & found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure in their home. As we made arrangements, They told me they thought it would be good for Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though he 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, I wondered if he understood what was going on. In few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away. Shane seemed to accept Belker's transition without difficulty or confusion. We sat together after Belker's death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than humans. Shane, who'd 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, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long." Best Wishes!!
Feb 1st, 2007 00:03
My condolences. I'm so sorry.. I too have been thru the loss of a beloved pet.. I've found many poems on the Internet including the Rainbow Bridge(both versions), and this one, which happens to be my current favorite: "Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow; I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain; I am the gentle Autumn's rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush. Of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the soft star that shines at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die." I love that poem, I hope you enjoyed it too.
Feb 1st, 2007 01:16
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