Learning about last breaths from our dog.

The wisdom of a six-year-old.

Very grateful to Chris Snuggs for sending this on to me. As seen on the BoredBug website:


They Told This Little Boy His Dog Was Going To Be Put Down. His Response STUNNED Them.

On Belker’s last day, Shane seemed calm, petting the old dog as if he understood that he was saying a last “goodbye”. Within minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away. Shane seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion.


They all sat together after Belker’s death, wondering aloud how sad it is that animals lives are shorter than humans. Shane, who had been listening quietly, spoke ”I know why! 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.”



You all have a good, loving weekend.

11 thoughts on “Learning about last breaths from our dog.

  1. Thanks Paul, for yet another tidbit about (wo)man’s best friend…I am sure you are in good times amidst your canines…best wishes.. Raj.


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