Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Why don't dogs live longer?

“The thing about dogs,” says Sandra Ferguson, “is that they live such a short time and though I hate that, it is the way that it is.

"The reason is that they are truly angels from Heaven and it takes a lot of energy to keep that kind of glory contained in a dog body. It just burns them out. And each dog has something unique to teach us so we are meant to know many in our lives.”

Here is Sandy with her poodles Kiley (right), Tessa (left) and new rescue puppy, Toby, on her lap.

Sandy shared her thoughts with me in a recent email, and it got me wondering about the glow I have often seen around my dogs and cats. Maybe all that loving energy IS too much to be held within a body for very long.

What about you - have you noticed your critters glowing?



Rich said...

That is so sweet. I was looking for a biological explanation, but I'm happy with this one!

Chris Davis said...

I loved this explanation - and it made so much sense, too!

reseeker said...

I'm not a religious person but loved this explaination too and can totally believe it!

reseeker said...

I'm not a religious person but I loved that explaination too and can fully agree!