Eulogy Of A Dog Essay

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I believe that if more people owned dogs, the world would be a much better place.

When I was eleven years old, my family decided to adopt a dog from the animal shelter, who we later named Minnie.The people at the shelter didn’t know much about Minnie and her sisters, although they told us that they found the puppies in a bag on the side of the road, leading us to believe they had been thrown out of a car window by their past owner. And you could definitely see the timidity in Minnie’s eyes as her more energetic sisters literally stepped all over her. Miraculously enough, she’d recognized us from a previous visit and actually came up to the glass in her pen to see us. We knew we had to take her home with us, and so we did! Over the past few years, I believe I’ve learned more lessons on life from Minnie than any class at school could ever teach me. And the first lesson is gratitude.
Shortly after we adopted Minnie, she contracted Parvo. She was throwing up every meal
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Whenever I come home from a busy day at school, I always can count on my dog to cheer me up. Whenever I feel down, I know that I can always throw a frisbee around in the backyard with Minnie. Having a dog has taught me important life skills and responsibilities, but also about slowing down and enjoying the little things in life. Getting a dog at a young age and being able to grow up together teaches us something we can’t learn from other human beings. What it is, I’ve tried to but can’t precisely articulate, but it’s something along the lines of a good life is full of compassion, happiness, and affection from the ones you love. Good dogs are, irrefutably, the most accurate physical embodiment of love, joy, and all things good in the world, and there’s no denying that fact. I believe that if everybody on the planet owned a dog, we could finally and truly understand pure happiness and peace within our lives and make the world a better place to live
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