Posts Tagged ‘dogs’

A Dog’s Purpose

March 19, 2012

I ran across a wonderful little story about a little boy and his dog that perfectly illustrates both the nature of dogs and the natural wisdom of children.


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 (more…)

Dog Days in Encinitas

December 23, 2011

In an earlier post, I shared my experience at the decidedly quirky La Paloma movie theater in downtown Encinitas. Tonight I attended the 6:00 showing of Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt. I thought it odd that there were two dogs in the lobby strolling casually about. After taking my seat, the dogs began roaming the aisles and walking between the seats, ducking under the legs of surprised patrons. At one point, engrossed in the movie, I was startled to feel (more…)

Conversations With Dog

September 17, 2008

conversations-with-dogKnowing that I love dogs and reading about spirituality, my daughter gave me the perfect gift: a little book called Conversations with Dog. To my surprise, I found it very well done and an insightful look into the psyche of dogs.

What struck me the most was the notion that we cannot give a dog mixed messages by thinking one thing and saying another. Dogs are more telepathically developed than we are and get confused when our emotions and body language are at odds with our words.