Valentine’s Day Lessons from My Aging Dog

Valentine’s Day Lessons from My Aging Dog

After thirteen years of much joy and fun, our thirteen year old Boston Terrier suddenly died. I was shocked! Particularly, because the week before I had taken him to the nail salon with me and he seemed just fine. Furthermore, the day before his death, I had taken him to the office with me, and he climbed in every chair he could. He had been very lively most of his time, except that lately he looked sad, or maybe tired, or maybe he knew his time was coming. But I will never know the real reason of his death…The fact is that three months before, his lifelong companion had also died, and little dogs don’t like to be alone. So yes, it was an instant heart attack, but was the dog heartbroken (and yes I know not to attribute human qualities to animals)? I will never know.

But little Coco did help me teach my kids important concepts, in an understandable manner, as they grew: First, he was always happy. Second, he always figured out a way to get what he wanted…fearlessly. Third, sometimes we judge people based on their history and how they have always been, yet circumstances change continuously, and we don’t really have the inside scoop. In other words, history doesn’t predict the future… and Last but not Least, we are social creatures with emotional needs that are looking to be satisfied. Our emotions impact our health, with negative emotions causing us stress, which in turn, can cause inflammation in the body, which can affect our gut, which can affect our skin, which can affect our self-esteem, and the cycle goes on and on. Alexa doesn’t understand this.

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