Thursday, May 21

More Than A Best Friend

I received an email from my father this morning and after reading it, thought I would share it with everyone. As an avid dog lover, the text of this email could not be any truer.

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.


It seems dog's are a bit more than a man's best friend, don't you think?
Until Next time....

Tuesday, May 5

The Repetitions of Grey's Anatomy

I know many of our readers are avid Grey's Anatomy fans. Thursday nights in DC are FILLED with the excitement of Ugly Betty, Greys, and Private Practice. While I think Ugly Betty is actually pretty funny, the remaining shows bother me.

Private Practice: I usually just zone out, but Greys, I tend to watch in total distaste. I mean seriously, the show has run it course. And what makes me hate the show the most is their repetitive dialect.

If you have not caught on to this, I urge you to take a listen. They repeat everything, all the time. Lauren can vouch for me even though she probably won't because she likes the show and gets really annoyed when I mock the actors. I yell at the t.v. "I get it... she can make it, she can make it, if we help her SHE CAN MAKE IT!

Tomorrow night is the two hour Season Finale. Watch it and you will see what I am talking about. You might even get annoyed at it. I first noticed it and didn't say anything, but then the more I watched the more I noticed it going on. It's like when you pick out a car because no one else has it, then once you actually have the car you notice there are hundreds of your same car rolling around the city. This is how the dialect of Grey's is. I first noticed one character, which caused a domino effect. Annoying. Enjoy the show.


I actually just found a clip from the show, like literally just found it. So now I have more than just words to prove my point.. Listen to the girl in the wedding dress. Listen to how many times she says "vows"... (It's the very beginning of the clip, so you don't have to look for it)

Click here for Evidence

P.S. Have fun with Grey's tomorrow! Until next time.....