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Deborah-Leigh

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A dogs purpose.
« on: May 27, 2007, 04:38:01 PM »

A Dog's Purpose - from a 4 year old

Being a veterinarian, I had 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 he was dying of cancer. I told the family we
couldn't do anything 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 they thought it would be good for the four-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 death, 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 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, right?" The four-year-old
continued, "Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to
stay as long."

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply, Speak kindly!

Eph 4 : 32 And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted, compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted, forgiving one another readily and freely as God in Christ forgave you.
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Kat

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Re: A dogs purpose.
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2007, 07:19:42 PM »


Hi Arcturus,

I guess only the innocent mind of a child,
could think of something so simple and true  :)

Mat 18:2 And, calling near a child, He set it in the midst of them,
v. 3 and said—Verily, I say unto you, Except ye turn and become as the children, in nowise, shall ye enter into the kingdom of the heavens.

mercy, peace, and love
Kat

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rk12201960

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Re: A dogs purpose.
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2007, 07:25:14 PM »

What a beautiful post!

Thank you both Arcturus and Kat.

Randy

 ;D 8) ;D
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gmik

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Re: A dogs purpose.
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2007, 07:31:30 PM »

"Boy, ain't it da truth!!"
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YellowStone

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Re: A dogs purpose.
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2007, 09:41:58 PM »

Wow...and to think this little boy needs an education.  :D

That was beautiful Arcturus; thanks so much for sharing. :)

Thanks to you also Kat; ah to be as innocent as a child once more.....

Love in Christ,

Darren

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LittleBear

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Re: A dogs purpose.
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2007, 10:57:02 PM »

Arcturus,

That was BEAUTIFUL!

Ursula
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dogcombat

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Re: A dogs purpose.
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2007, 11:04:14 AM »

And I thought a dog's purpose was to remind us how 'RRuffff!!  life can be. Oh well ;)

Ches
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gzeigler

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Re: A dogs purpose.
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2007, 01:34:07 PM »

I am only adding this post for a bit for a bit of levity! 
I have an over developed sense of humor and I love dogs.



A man visits a talent agent to show him his talking dog, uninvited of course!

Given a chance to demonstrate his act, he asked the dog a question.

"What is on top of a house?", asked the handler.

"Roofh!  Roofh!", barks the dog.


"How does sandpaper feel?", asked the handler.

"Rough! Rough!", barked the dog seemingly batting a thousand!


Final question, "Who is a famous baseball player?", confidentally quizzed the handler.

The dog, in usual fashion, responded with, "Ruth! Ruth!"


The agent was not immediately impressed and indicated they shouldn't call him but wait for his call.


Leaving the agency dog asked his handler, "Do you think I should have said Joe DiMagio?"


Grace and peace,
George  Oceanside, CA
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gmik

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Re: A dogs purpose.
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2007, 03:29:27 PM »

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Patrick

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Re: A dogs purpose.
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2007, 03:45:49 PM »

This reminds me of an experience I had.
I had this mean ol Sealpoint Siamese that I loved dearly, named Chewy.
She became very sick, she was 17 yrs old at the time, and the Vet found a big lump in her stomach. The Vet wanted to do exploratory surgery but she warned me if things were bad, she would rather not wake up my cat. I insisted on being there if that was the case.
I received a call about 5 PM that I need to come down to the clinic. That was not a pleasant drive. When I got there, the vet showed me this mass that was about the size of a softball and was attached to a major artery. The Vet said she did not think operation was an option due to the size of the mass and the cat may bleed to death before she could close up the incision. So, I agreed to put Chewy to sleep. I held her paw as the Vet gave the injection and when she said "OK, Kali's asleep", I lost it. That cat had been with me thru some very difficult times, I felt so alone.
However, the Vet called about a week later and told me of a very beautiful Calico kitten that a client of hers had to give away. I hesitated for several days before I agreed to take a look at this kitten. When I saw her, I knew she was for me. She had this attitude about her that reminded me so much of Chewy. Her name is Kali the Calico cat. And twice as mean as Chewy ever was.
I later learned form the Vet that the Kali was born on the same day that Chewy was put to sleep.
Kali is now 7, and at this moment is asleep next to me, laying on her back with all 4 legs up in the air.   

Thank you for your story, Arcturus.
And, thank you God.
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