Friday, July 17, 2009

Mommee and Daddee Arr Home!


Yes, mommee and daddee came home yesterday--woopee!! We are so happee to have them back. We are sure they had fun--but not as much fun as they would have had if WE had come with them! Stella is here for a couple of days while Aunt Ashley is in a wedding. We like having another playmate around, even though she gets in trouble a lot (she eats daddee's socks and napkins out of the trashcan!). We will show some pics of her later.

For today, mommee thought she would leave you with this email that she got from her friend:

A Dog's Purpose? (from a 6-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 six-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. 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.''

25 comments:

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

That email gives me goose bumps everytime i read it - i actually had come across it a long time ago and have it printed out nd hanging in my office. Truth is these animals are truly incredible.

Woodrow Sweetie MJ

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

PS - we will be in Ohio this weekend - we are transporting a couple dogs to PA and Ohio.

any gotta see type of things in Canton?

Deb and the Brats

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

Gus & Waldo, our mom would like you to please thank you mom for posting this email. Mom got it once before but accidentally deleted it. She cried when she saw this email.

We are so glad that your pawrents are back! Did they bring you any pressies?


Hugs,
Sam & June

Martha Basset said...

Aw, we have read that email before but it was lovely to read it again!
Welcome home mom & dad.
love
Martha & Bailey xxx

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

Awwwwww dear friends....pleaseeeeee.....say thanks to your mommy for posting this wonderful mail!!!!
Mommy are crying.....
sooooooooooooooo cute!!!!
And..............
Woowowowoooooo!!!!!
We're very happy for you that your mommy and dad are back home!!!!
Did they bring lots of pressies for you????
Hope yes!!!!!
have a wonderful weekend with all your family!!!!
We love youuuuuuuuuu!!!!
Sweet kisses and licks

Katie, Mollie and Bobo said...

I have never read that story...Thanks for sharing!

It so true.

-Mollie and Bobo

Diamond said...

Wonderful email.
Why are your Dad's socks in the garbage? :)

darkblack said...

That's sweet. I put my dog down last week. I wrote her a tribute that I hope is as tender.

Nibbles Treats said...

Welcome home. Lovely email.

Lots of treats,
Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Abby said...

Hi, Gus & Waldo...

Wow...How true is that???

Abby xxxooo

MAX said...

Out of the mouths of babes comes the most insightful wisdom!!
Thank you for posting the email
Lots of love
Maxdog and Mom in SA

River said...

But still...my mom wishes she could have all of us all her life!

love & wags,
River

NCmountainwoman said...

What a nice sentiment. Glad everyone is back together.

Bijou said...

Hi Guys,

Glad you pawrents are back home. I hope they brought you some pressies!

We had not seen that email before. Thanks for sharing!

Wags & wiggles,
Bijou

The PR Gang said...

We're glad your mom and dad are home. They'd better be catching up with extra attention and cuddles for both of you!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That is an inkhredible email...

KHOOL!

STELLA is with woo!

I khan't wait to see pikhs!

I bet she's SOOOOOOOO big now!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Did woo get any good stuff?

Murphy Dogg said...

That post gets a big AWWW. First, for the super cute pic of your mama and dad, and next for the sappy email that makes my Mama get all teary-eyed every time she reads it!
C-ya,
Murphy Dogg

Brownie said...

Aww... That email put tears in Momster's eyes! So true... Thanks for sharing

Agatha and Archie said...

We have seen that wonderfull letter before and we wouldn't let PL2 read it again as she just gets too leaky....Love and kisses A+A

Farley's Mom said...

Glad you have your humans back! That little boy is so right, there is no other explanation. Dogs really do have it right already.

pointerpandemonium said...

Such a lovely email to recieve! So glad mommee and daddee are home. Looks like they went somewhere very nice!
Luv Scott. x

The OP Pack said...

And just how true it is - we love that story!!!

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Moco said...

Out of the mouths of babes.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I'm so glad your family is all back together!

Kat

Abbey said...

Hey love.. just got your email.. sorry ive been ill

my addy is

abbey@danesdownunder.com

miss you ...x