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What Our Dogs Teach Us When They Cross the Rainbow Bridge

The secret of happiness that dogs taught us

This is what our dogs teach us when they cross the rainbow bridge.

What do our dogs teach us? Why do dogs live less than people? What can we learn from their short and fleeting lives? This small and moving story teaches us.

Today, I want to tell you and share with you a beautiful and moving story from Ireland, and a 6-year-old boy answers this:

“Being a vet, I was called in to examine a 13-year-old Irish dog called Belker.
The dog’s family, consisting of her husband Ron, his wife Lisa and their son Shane, were very close to Belker and were waiting for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found out that he was dying of cancer. I told the family I could do nothing for Belker and offered euthanasia at his home.”

The next day, I felt all the love of that family tie a knot in my throat when the family surrounded Belker. Shane looked so peaceful, petting the dog for the last time, and I wondered if he understood what was happening.

Belker would sleep peacefully in a few minutes, never to wake up. The child seemed to accept Belker’s transition without difficulty. We paused for a moment wondering why dogs’ lives are shorter than those of humans.

What our dogs teach us, and this was the child’s reply.

What our dogs teach us when they cross the rainbow bridge

Shane, listening attentively, said, “I know why….”
What he said next surprised me; I had never heard a more comforting explanation, and this moment changed my outlook on life.

He said, “People come into the world to learn how to live a good life, love others all the time and be good, right?”
“Well, since dogs are already born knowing how to do all that, they don’t have to stay as long as we do.”

What is the moral about what our dogs teach us?

If a dog were a teacher, it would teach things like:

  • When your loved ones come home, always run to say hello;
  • Never let a chance to go for a walk pass you by;
  • Experience fresh air and wind;
  • Run, jump and play every day;
  • Improve your attention and let people touch you;
  • Avoid ‘biting’ when only a ‘growl’ would suffice;
  • On hot days, lie down on the grass.

And never forget: ‘When someone is having a bad day, stay quiet, sit close and gently make them feel that you are there….
This is the secret of happiness that dogs have taught us every day.

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The "Frenchie Breed" website is a blog aimed at dog owners. We regularly publish articles about our four-legged furry friends. Among the contents of our blog, you will find ample space on the latest news in the sector, with information and in-depth analysis dedicated to the world of dogs in all its forms, the latest trends and news of the moment, curious facts, events devoted to dogs, product reviews, as well as an intense activity of information regarding the health and well-being of pets.

Please Note: The articles in the 'Frenchie Breed Blog' are for information purposes only; nothing published can or should be construed as an attempt to offer professional advice or consultation with a physician, veterinary surgeon or another health professional.

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