Out Of The Mouths Of Babes…

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For everyone who has ever been loved by a dog.

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A shared article on my Facebook page touched me so deeply, that I had to share it with my WordPress readers:

A Dog’s Purpose?
(according to a 6-year-old).

Boy with Wolfhound

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…

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Houdini’s Song

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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Always Something There to Remind Me.”

 Houdini’s Song

I saw the wind blow white dandelion fluff today

and remembered you.

Running, prancing, and patrolling your yard —

Long ears flapping, plumed tail flowing.

Oh, how I miss your freckled face —

Your kind brown eyes

and velvet nose.

Sigh.

There will never be another dog just like you.

I sure miss a friend like Hoo.