Why Dogs Never Die

Why Dogs Never Die.

Dogs never die. They don’t know how to. They get tired, and very old, and their bones hurt. Of course they don’t die. If they did they would not want to always go for a walk, even long after their old bones say: “No, no, not a good idea. Let’s not go for a walk.” Nope, dogs always want to go for a walk. They might get one step before their aging tendons collapse them into a heap on the floor, but that’s what dogs do. They walk.

It’s not that they dislike your company. On the contrary, a walk with you is all there is, and the cacophonic symphony of odor that the world is. Another dog’s mark, an old chicken bone, where the rabbit just passed by (exultation), and you. That’s what makes their world perfect, and in a perfect world death has no place.

However, dogs get very very sleepy. That’s the thing, you see. They don’t teach you that at the fancy university where they explain about quarks, gluons, and economics. They know so much they forget that dogs never die. It’s a shame, really. Dogs have so much to offer.

When you think your dog has died, it’s just fallen asleep in your heart. And by the way, it’s wagging its tail madly, you see, and that’s why your chest hurts so much and you cry all the time. Who wouldn’t cry with a happy dog wagging its tail in their chest?

Ouch! Wap wap wap wap wap, that hurts. But they only wag when they wake up. That’s when they say: “Thanks friend! Thanks for a warm place to sleep and keeping me always next to your heart, the best place.”

When they first fall asleep, they wake up all the time, and that’s why, of course, you cry all the time. Wap, wap, wap.

After a while they sleep more. Remember, a dog’s not a human, time is different for dogs. You take your dog for walk; it’s a day full of adventure in an hour. You come home from work and it’s like you’ve been gone a week – one of your days, but a week for your dog, really,

before the dog gets another walk. No WONDER they love walks.

Anyway, like I was saying, they fall asleep in your heart, and when they wake up, they wag their tail. After a few dog years, they sleep for longer naps, and you would too. They were a GOOD DOG all their life, and you both know it. It gets tiring being a good dog all the time, particularly when you get old and your bones hurt and you fall on your face and don’t want to go outside to pee when it’s raining but do anyway, because you are a good dog. So understand, after they’ve been sleeping in your heart for awhile, they’ll sleep longer and longer.

But don’t get fooled. They are not “dead.” There’s no such thing, really. They’re sleeping in your heart, and they’ll wake up, usually when you’re not expecting it. It’s just who they are.

I feel sorry for people who don’t have dogs sleeping in their heart. You miss so much.
Excuse me, I have to go cry now.

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