Question: Why do dogs live less than people? Here’s the answer: As a veterinarian, I was called to examine a 13-year-old dog. The family was hoping for a miracle.
I examined him and discovered that he was dying of cancer and there was nothing I could do….
The dog was surrounded by his family. A little boy named Peter looked so peaceful, petting the dog for the last time, and I wondered if he understood what was happening. In a few minutes, the dog fell peacefully into a sleep never to wake up again.
The child seemed to accept it without difficulty. I heard the mother asking, “Why is the life of dogs shorter than that of humans?
The kid said, “I know why.”
The boy’s explanation changed my way of looking at life.
He said :-” People come into the world to learn how to live a good life, how to love others all the time and be a good person, right?! Since dogs are already born knowing how to do all this, they don’t have to live for as long as us.” Got it?
Moral of the story:
If a dog were your 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 walk.
- Let the experience of fresh air and wind in your face be pure ecstasy!
- Take naps, rest.
- Stretch well before getting up.
- Run, jump and play daily.
- Avoid “biting” when just a grunt would suffice.
- In very hot weather, drink plenty of water and lie down under the shade of a leafy tree.
- When you are happy, dance by moving your whole body.
- Enjoy the simple things, a long walk.
- Be faithful.
- Never pretend to be something you are not. Be authentic!
- And never forget:
When someone is having a bad day, be quiet, sit close and gently make them feel you are there.
This story is based on several that are similar and has different authors.