A story about loyalty, and friendship. This story and this boy touched my heart in a lot of ways. It all starts when a vet posted this picture on Pinterest, and it moved everyone till tears. As a vet, he was asked to check on a 10 year old dog Irish wolfhound named Belker. The dog had a very caring family, Ron and his wife Lisa, and their little boy, Shane. The family was really attached to the dog, they loved him deeply. And they were hoping for Belker to live longer, they were hoping for a miracle to happen. However, unfortunately, the vet found out that Belker the dog was dying from cancer, and he had to tell the family that they can’t do anything; their hands were tied. The vet then offered the family that they put the euthanasia procedure for Belker at their house, and they agreed. As the family and the vet started making the arrangements, Ron and Lisa thought that it’s a good idea to let Shane, their 6-year-old son, to take a look at the procedure, for him to maybe learn something, or understand something from the whole thing. The next day, the day when it was time to say goodbye, the vet explains that he felt his throat tighten as he saw the family gathering around Belker the dog. Shane, the 6-year-old boy, was so calm, as he petted his dog for the last time. The vet wondered if Shane knew what was going on. After a few minutes, Belker passed away peacefully. Shane seemed to be accepting what was happening.
After Belker’s death, the vet stayed with the family for a while, discussing the fact that dogs or animals in general, live shorter than humans. That’s when Shane interrupting, and said, “I know why.” Shocked by what the boy said, they all looked at him. That’s when he explained, “People are born to learn how to live a good life- like being nice to everyone and loving everybody, right? Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”
I’m really stunned by his words, and I hope everyone would actually take the time and really understand what the boy said. So, tell us what did you learn from your dog? Don’t forget to share the heart touching story with your friends and family.