Since we’re coming up on the second anniversary of my beloved Bandit’s passing, I thought I would re-post this beautiful story. Please excuse me for recycling but I’m too fragile just now to do another heart-wrenching post.


I am not sure who actually wrote this, but it was too good to not share.

Do you concur?

“A Dog’s Purpose” (from a 6-year-old):

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…

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