Thursday, July 7, 2011

Why dogs don't live as long...

I saw this pinned on Pinterest the other day and I thought it was so adorable that I couldn't help crying. I'm a sucker for animals so anything cute/sad/wonderful having to do with them usually illicitness some tears from me. But can you blame me after reading the following. I dare you not to :)

Our little boy seemed to accept our dogs transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after his death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are so much 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 six-year-old continued, “Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long."


  1. That is one very wise six year old! And it is a very comforting thought - thanks for posting it.


  2. Kids sometimes see truths that adults can't. I think his explanation is perfect