Dog Stories Which Have Inspired Me

Dog Stories

Dog Stories For Anyone and Everyone

Dog stories always find a place in my heart.  I have found recently that dogs are not only man’s best friend, but human kind’s greatest teachers.  Honestly I believe dog stories provide us with everyday lessons of unconditional love, devotion, loyalty beyond compare and most of all this selfless nature every dog seems to be born with.

What can I say about the two dog stories below?  They are not mine, nor will I ever try to take credit.  However both brought tears to my eyes just as the dog story of Hawkeye back in August of 2011.  Sure we stumble across dog stories every now and again, but not all of them grab at your heart, my heart, in the way that these two did.

Inspirational, motivating, refreshing, dog stories are just what you need to put a smile on your face at the end of a hard day if you ask me.  Not enough words to express this story that I found just posted on one of my Facebook friend’s walls.  I am posting this not as my own, however stating if this is your work please let me know.  I have to share it though because it is truly an amazing and heart warming story.

After this I have attached another one of these sensational dog stories.  This one is a video that I saw working at NBC’s weekend Today Show last Sunday, March 23, 2013.  Listen I claim ownership of neither of the two dog stories.  Sure I can try to rewrite the stories and say oh yeah this and that, but I could never do either or justice.  I believe it is alright to post them as is, in the same light that inspired me, may you find inspiration.

One of my Dog Stories from A Facebook Post:

A Dog’s Purpose?
(from a 6-year-old).

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Shane and Belker one of the Dog Stories

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. It has changed the way I try and live.

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.”

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. 

There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. So, love the people who treat you right. Think good thoughts for the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of LIFE…Getting back up is LIVING…

Have a great life.

End Facebook Post- Author Unknown

Another Dog Story Milo and Eddy Dynamic Doggy Duo


Dog Stories of Eddy and Milo

Eddy blind black lab and his brother Milo

The second of the dog stories I wanted you to check out is in the video below. It tells the tale of two friends, a blind black labrador, Eddy, and a small wire hair terrier mix (or so he looks) Milo.  Eddy naturally loves the water, but because of the loss of his eyesight at just 6 years old the young lab ran into a few obstacles; literally. NBC’s Anabel Roberts reports on the miraculous bond that developed between the duo.  Prepare yourself, if your a dog lover, this definitely is one of those dog stories that will bring tears to your eyes, but I promise it will warm your heart at the very end.

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One Response to Dog Stories Which Have Inspired Me

  1. Chris says:

    I grew up with a retired police dog named “Neige,” a German Shepard, as our family dog. I knew her long before I could remember and was blessed to have her up to elementary school! I loved her like a sister and she was my friend and protector. She had a beautiful white coat (thus Neige which is French for snow because my parents met in Paris) and more energy than I could ever match! She was part of the family and she knew it.

    She taught me how to love all of God’s creatures and had such a delicate demeaner towards the neighborhood pets. I remember once when she ran away from home. We searched all over the neighborhood and never found her. Everyone was on notice! I remember calling for her until my voice was hoarse. I must have bugged all of the neighbors several times a day, “Have you seen Neige? If you do, let us know right away.” A few days later, a man called us to tell us that he had Neige and she was safe. She had wondered a few neighborhoods over to mate with his male dog and was doing fine. It’s funny how dogs can pick up on senses and the behaviors of other dogs! I can’t explain how she ended up a 15 minute drive away but we got her home and what a homecoming it was! I must have slept with her in my bed for a month. Normally, I would nudge her off in the middle of the night, but she was free to stay as long as she liked. Eventually, she would jump off on her own.

    She ended up having a litter of puppies and that was a miracle in its own to watch! Our baby having babies. We gave them all away to good families and kept up with a few over the years. When I was 9, she got really sick. There was nothing we could do but make her comfortable. My folks made her a bed downstairs because the steps up to our rooms too much. One night as we made her comfy in her bed and headed upstairs I heard my dad run down to her. She had called out to my dad to say her last goodbye and died in his arms. I must have cried for a year! She changed my life and I appreciate all that she taught me as a human. I know she is in Heaven looking on me from time to time until we meet again!

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