A Dog’s Purpose ( from a 6-year-old)

From 9gag.com

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. 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. roanne says

    awwww… the boy won't recognize the depth of his word until he grows up… but what he said is true… We all live with purpose and unless that purpose is served and learned that's the only time we'll make it to a fullfilled journey and all you have to say is "Ciao! Let's call it a day!"

    sa tagalog:

    Ang masamang damo, matagal mamatay!!!


  2. Lord CM says

    sinabi mo pa pre!

    Hehehe 😀 yan din nasa isip ko eh…kaya rin siguro nagloloko ang iba para di pa sila kunin ni Lord eh lolzz

  3. saul krisna says

    doon napatunayan na ang mga mababait eh maagang nakukuha ni papa GOD… joke lang…. pero parekoy astig yung kwento ah…. napapaisip tuloy ako

  4. Kosa says

    parang may ganitong kwento akong nabasa nun! tekaaaaa… anu na nga ba yun?
    sandali; isipin ko….

    **isip isip 5mins**

    hindi ko maalala! hehe

  5. Francesca says

    the best friend that will never betray you is a dog. In England, mga pets have the right to be heard in human court. So the drama is this;

    Prosecutor; so tell me besides a pat in the head and a few biscuits from time to time, what else does your friend gave you?

    Et voila(yun na!)

  6. Dhianz says

    awww ahlike dat… nakakatuwa minsan mas may natutunan tayoh sa mga batah… they see things in different way… btw haller sau kuya CM…in fairness mabilis mag-upload page moh sa fone koh… so yeah.. ingatz… Godbless!

  7. Lord CM says

    yeah, at kung minsan may mas matutunan pa tayo sa kanila

    Hahaha, siguro nga parekoy

    asus, makakalimutin ka na pre 😀

    Ganun sa England? ayos ah 🙂

    Di pa kasi nababahiran ng kung ano-ano ang utak nila eh 😀

    na touch ka ba? 😀

    may mga bata talagang malawak ang pag iisip pagdating sa mga bagay na ganyan..

  8. ladyinadvance says

    awww very insipiring…minsan mas masarap makinig sa mga bata kac when they talk u can feel their honesty and sometimes mable-blessed ka pa sa knila….

    love this post…. 😀

  9. Yellow Bells says

    madalas nating sabihin na bata pa ang mga bata pero ang hindi natin alam na sa kanilang kainusentihan duon natin matatagpuan ang tunay na meaning ng buhay. Walang muwang sa mundo pero totoo sa puso. mas masarap pa minsan talaga ang maging bata.

  10. April says

    Every person can teach a lesson to others. Even if they're only kids or not. This make me remember what was my baby Avril told me when she saw me nugging hubby. She told me that "mom, don't be anger to dad, he loves you". Imagine a three year old kid can tell those words. ;D Amazing!

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