A Dog’s Purpose

According to a six-year old.

irish wolfhound

Being a veterinarian, he was 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. He examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer, so told the family nothing could be done anything for Belker and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As they made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told him 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, he felt the familiar catch in his throat as Belker ‘s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that he 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. They all 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, they all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned them for they had 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.”

  • 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…

~ Source: Ultima National Resources, LLC
— with Jack Graham

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August 2020 Political Article Reference List

Updated Daily: Below you will find links to primarily conservative-leaning articles or blog posts that I have read and found insightful or interesting.

If you take the time to read some of them it should open your eyes to the reality of  the #DeepState,” #MediaBias and #FakeNews, the #Progressive Movement, and what Trump faces daily in his quest to #MAGA.” Think of it as working on a large puzzle, as you read more and more about what is going on, things begin to fall into place and you can see the big picture, hopefully. (Note: Article links added since the previous update are underlined.)

August 3, 2020

8 Democrat Myths William Barr Debunked Between Deliberate Interruptions

The Policing Crisis in New York City – The city is sinking into lawlessness, and de Blasio blathers on about ‘sensitivity.’

Dan Bongino Drops A Truth Bomb About Joe Biden

What the Silence Over Bill Clinton’s Alleged Visit to Epstein’s Pedophile Island Tells us About the Acela Media

The Mainstream Media Is Silent As Their Christopher Steele ‘Hero’ ‘Spymaster’ Narrative Crumbles

Nevada Democrats push mail-in voting and ballot harvesting through State Assembly on a strict party-line vote

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise: Democrat Coronavirus Relief Bill Is the ‘No Liberal Cause Left Behind Act’

Wrecking the American Dream – Yes, suburbanites, Democrats plan to destroy your community

Obama Endorses Manipulating History For Political Ends

Trump Rips Nevada’s Vote-by-Mail Plan: ‘It’s an Illegal Late Night Coup’

San Francisco Is Seeing A Coronavirus Spike Despite Doing Everything ‘By the Book’

China and Iran: Axis of Evil 2.0 – Cold War Two has just become colder

China Is Trying to Steal Data From US Government and You

Born This Way – If you’re born with a cervix, you’re a woman

California COVID-19 Watch List With Live Updates

Heritage.org Interactive Chart: 14-Day Average Daily Change In U.S. Deaths, By County

The COVID Tracking Project

Coronavirus Tracker – Coronavirus (COVID-19) U.S. Deaths

The Rt COVID-19 Site Provides Up-To-Date Values for Rt, a Key Measure of How Fast the Virus is Growing

China COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK STATISTICS – Updated Once A Minute

LIVE Coronavirus Database – Global Cases Tracked by Johns Hopkins University and Hospital

Our World In Data: Research and data to make progress against the world’s largest problems

CTUP Tracking of Nursing Home COVID Deaths

Center for Disease Control – Coronavirus Symptom List

Whitehouse Guidelines: Opening Up America Again

COVID-19 Curve Projections – Charts and supporting data for each state

August 2, 2020

Don Jr. asks Damning Question About Bill Clinton and “Epstein Island” that Nobody Else Has Brought Up

‘Wary’ Teachers Now Opposed to Both Online and In-Person Classes, Threaten To Strike

Seattle Suicide – They are now advising its citizens how to surrender more effectively to criminals

After Flynn unmaskings, U.S. intel won’t answer whether agencies spy on Congress

How Olivia de Havilland and Ronald Reagan Beat the Hollywood Communists

Roger Stone Provides Evidence that Corrupt and Dishonest Democrat Eric Swalwell Lied To AG Bill Barr

Marathon Bomber Sentence Reduced Due to Jury Bias But Judge Jackson Ignored Same Jury Bias in Roger Stone Case

Portland sees 150-rounds shot at apartment building as crowds continue violent clashes with police

Nigel Farage: The British Government is Burying ‘Their Heads in the Sand’ on Illegal Migration

Understanding the gravity of the Russia Hoax – It isn’t just an “inside politics” thing that ultimately doesn’t matter

Feds and Yale Are Holding Clinical Trials on How Best to Persuade Americans to Take Fauci-Gates COVID-19 Vaccines

It’s Only August: Rest, Fall Will Get Even Crazier – Democrats know they have a losing candidate heading their ticket

A California Church Defies Governor Newsom’s Shutdown Mandate

Susan Rice’s ‘Benghazi baggage,’ F-bombs would make her ‘lightning rod’ as Biden VP pick, WP writer claims

Does Anyone Have the Courage to Indict Obama? – Head of a family just like the Mafia. Call it the Obama Crime Family

The woke mobsters at the New York Times have even more demands

Election Interference: Twitter Just Censored a Doctor, Public Health Expert, and GOP Chairwoman

Washington D.C. should be Washington D.S., for Double Standards

August 1, 2020

I Looked Up What Happened When Sweden Refused To Shut Down – They Were Right, We Were Wrong

Overnight Riot Report, Austin Texas Edition: Police Don’t Even Wait for the Sun to Go Down, Use Horses Effectively

Former Clinton Admin Official: Biden Should Not Debate Trump Because It Will Help Trump

Report Finds 250 US Collaborators with “Chinese Military-Tied” Researchers

The CDC Director Says ‘It Is in the Public Health Interest’ to To Reopen Schools for K-12 Students

Democrats Add a Plank to the Party Platform That Would Destroy the Federal Judiciary As We Know It

GOP Appears Ready to Cave on $600-a-Week Unemployment Benefit

“I’m Won’t Be Silenced!” – Doctor Stella Immanuel Doubles Down – When Was the Last Time Dr. Fauci Saw a Patient?

Antifa Mob Reportedly Leaves Gruesome and Bloody Message Outside Portland Police Bureau

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago Sees 139 Percent Increase in Murder

The Largest Florida Police Union Votes Unanimously To Endorse Trump: Tired of Being a Punching Bag for the Left

Community Rallies Behind Pizza Joint After Woman Tries To Cancel It for Flying Trump Flag

DEADLY WEAPONS: The DOJ Releases Pics of Weapons Seized from Portland Riots; Includes Molotov Cocktails

Obama emerges as Biden’s Wing Man, or more Accurately Hatchet Man hatchet man

Fauci Shreds Media Narrative, Admits President Trump’s COVID Response Saved Lives

Daniel Halper reacts after release of Ghislaine Maxwell documents: ‘How entrapped is Bill Clinton in this investigation?’

New Disclosures Confirm: Trump Himself Was the Target of Obama Administration’s Russia Probe

The New Ten Commandments – Sadly

China’s Predatory Industrial Policy – Their favorite game is Monopoly

The obvious fact everyone is overlooking about the Portland riots – A building can’t move, but Protesters can

New Evidence: Key Fans Unhappy With Sports Leagues Kowtowing to Black Lives Matter

The Chicago Gun Myth – The tragically incompetent mayor of Chicago blames interlopers for its spiking murder rate

With Herman Cain’s death, Maxine Waters again shows her mean lack of class

THE WEEK IN PICTURES: BARR NONE EDITION – There are some real keepers this week

Boston Marathon bombing survivors react after convict’s death sentence overturned: ‘He needs to die’

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