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fresh air. .

March 9, 2014

The little boy seemed to accept Bilker’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. It has changed the way I try and 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.”

Here’s another thought, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
Take naps.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Be loyal.
Never pretend to be something you’re not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.
ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY

-A Dogs Purpose, as Told By a 6 Year Old

3 Responses to “fresh air. .”

  1. benny55 said:

    Aww Lori, very nice, very, very nice. And I LOVE the picture of Betsy in the mirro! Very “artsy”

    Yeah, the little boy gotit right, that’s for sure. But wait…is that Chuck?

    aThank yo for postng this. Very sweet…and so are youz!z,

    LOVE!

    Sally and Happy Hannah

  2. jerry said:

    Awww I love this one, it’s a favorite!

    Great photo, that says it all. Ahhhhh! Spring!

  3. lorimomofasaint said:

    Awe to 😉 my favourite of all time. Just a happy reminder on a lot of levels for me 🙂 sally.. This is Betsy. . She loves sticking get head out the window. . More than Chuck did.. She’s become quite the sweetheart… enjoying every moment, and teaching us how to again too 🙂



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