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Out of the Mouth

of Babes

We do not know who wrote this originally .....or even who to give credit to for posting it on the message board......But we thought that this was just so wonderful, we just had to add it to our stories page.  


Wise Words

Posted by AB-Lover on 7/4/2001, 3:03 pm

It's about a 10 yr old dog, "Belker", who had cancer. The vet who wrote this

story told of going to the family's home to put the dog to sleep, and out of

its misery, in its own home. The parents thought their 4 yr old son, Shane,

should witness the experience to help get closure on the family pet's death.

After the euthanasia procedure, the vet wrote the following:

"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 had never heard a more

comforting explanation.

He said, "Everybody is born so they can learn how to live a good life - like

loving everybody and being nice, right? Well, animals already know how to do

that, so they don't have to stay as long."