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Chris V.

"Empowering myself to empower others"

Applegate, CA, USA
female, age 57
committed relationship, 2 children
Joined Jun 8, 2009

A Dog's Purpose
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.
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.'
So live like a dog:

Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
Remember, if a dog was the teacher you
would learn things like:
When loved ones come home, always run
to greet them.
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 you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back
on the grass..
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie
under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and
wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

Be loyal.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you
 find it.

When someone is having a bad day, be
silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

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Hometown Weimar 
Birthday July 29, 1961  
About Me I describe myself as a listener, observer, and try to understand the love in everything. I try not to be an angry type person, I feel that anger gets us nowhere and is based on fear.
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Wild Fact About Me I took on 35 foot waves on a wave runner in the ocean. Wooo Hoo!! Although as I was cresting that last awesome wave, God spoke to me and told me to get out of His ocean before I would be "splatted" on His oceans rocks..... I did.
My Philosophy I've always lived by "Because everyone does it, doesn't make it right" and "Life is a Twinky"
What Gives Me Hope People who understand and practice a higher level of life.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Get rid of government and all work together with all of our different ideas to make life here great.
What/who changed my life and why God made me realize that everyone has a purpose in thier lifetime to learn what He wants from us. If we don't learn what we should in this lifetime, He may make us come back here and try again.
Quotation "Where the soul is full of peace and joy, outward surroundings and circumstances are of comparatively little account"
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