Why Dogs Live Less Than Humans

I am coming to the realization that my adorable dog Jazzmine is getting on in her life. She’s 12 years old now and has lots of aches and pains. It’s sad to see her tired and sleeping all the time but one needs to remember how much of an energy ball she was when she was young and realize that even the Energizer Bunny couldn’t have kept up with her.

I read a story about a 6 year old boy who’s dog passed away and he said that the reason why dogs live less than humans is: ”People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” ”Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”

Dogs are the best because they:

  • Live simply.
  • Love generously.
  • Care deeply.
  • Speak kindly.
  • Always run to greet their loved ones when they come home.
  • Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
  • Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
  • Take naps.
  • Stretch before rising.
  • Run, romp, and play daily.
  • Thrive on attention and let people touch them.
  • Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
  • Stop to lie on their back in the grass.
  • Drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree on sunny days.
  • Dance around and wag their entire body when happy.
  • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
  • Are completely loyal.
  • Never pretend to be something they are not.
  • Are tenacious and will search and dig until they find what it is they want.
  • Know when someone is having a bad day, they will be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

If you have a pet story you wish to share please email me at gino(at)vanhomesales.com

Thinking of you Jazzmine!


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