Dogs don’t need to learn how to love.

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Earlier this week I lost my Border Collie Tally. She had been a member of our family for nearly 15 years and I am sure that my younger brother and sister will struggle to remember a time when she wasn’t in our lives. I would have only been 10 when she came into my life.

But sadly earlier this week it was her time to take the trip over the rainbow bridge. I am lucky to have had her in my life and I believe she had a great life with us. She was a rescue who had a very rocky start to life, finding us when she was about 8 months old and had already had multiple homes. From all of this she certainly came with her own mental baggage.

Over the years she made it clear that no matter how many hours I spent building jumps and obstacles in the garden, she was not interested in agility! She came on hundreds of walks, visited multiple beaches, hours of family car journeys and family holidays. She loved a game of fetch and was playing football and cricket in the garden until the very end.

She has left a big hole in our family and will be so missed. But today I remembered an old quote I found and I just wanted to share it with you. It’s a young boy explaining why dogs don’t live as long as people after having had his dog put to sleep.

““People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right? Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay for as long as we do.””

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