A dog’s purpose :)

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wish she was i πŸ™‚

This is not my literary creation. This is a mail I received a few minutes ago! The sweetest I’v EVER received, I must say. E.V.E.R ! I just could not resist the urge to put it up! All you dog lovers…enjoy this. And all you dog haters, enjoy this (and please, get a dog soon…at least get me one πŸ˜‰ my favourite breed’s picture is also included at the end of this post πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ )! πŸ™‚

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.

awww

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.’

awwwwwwwwwwwww

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 six-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.

Remember, 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 joyride.

look how adorably comfy this one is!

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.

my dream doggie πŸ™‚

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!

By far, my most image-heavy post πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I love dogs…and cant avoid putting in their pictures (its half past 12 and am damn sleepy! Else I’d have sourced more pictures πŸ˜€ )

all this way from 13 June to 13 August…

Today, my blog turned 2…er er…2 months πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

I shifted from Blogger (where i was very inactive) to WP on 13 June! Friends said “13 June, Priya…13…bad day for a good beginning…” and all that. But today, on 13 August (at 14:30 pm), my blog stats say “Alphabet lovers contributed to…1,789 hits since 13 June 2008!” πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ …atleast 8 times of what I achieved in 1.5 yrs at Blogger πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ So, yey to me! πŸ˜€

Thanks to allllllll you gals and guys who visited, commented and encouraged me, I am today a much more confident blogger than I was on 12 June 08 πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

On this day, I specially thank:

Manu, for always encouraging me to write; Nikhil, for introducing me to WP (and for stupid posts that sent a lot of ppl to my blog as well!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ ); RJ, for posting the first ever comment on Alphabetworld…and for a lot of nonsense after that πŸ˜€ (oh yes, the laptop funda too! πŸ˜€ ); Reema, for awarding me “Ms Most Coveted Blogger” (which I still don’t know for what! πŸ˜€ ); Ken, for pestering me everyday, asking me to post something (she even threatens to kill!)…

and….

all my other readers/visitors/other bloggers for giving me excellent posts to read and enjoy…for reading and (still) putting up with my nonsensical alphabets…for giving me advices…for the fun, joy and thrill I always have when my inbox says “New comment…” ;)…and most important, for teaching my stat counter that there are numbers higher than just 87 πŸ˜€ :D. I cannot thank you all enough!

Thanks a lot, everyone! πŸ™‚

P.S.: Too many smileys, I know. But well, am always happy in WordPress. Sorry, folks πŸ˜€ …aaah here I go again! πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚