I was just browsing Alchemy on Etsy a little while ago and came across a request that contained the two paragraphs below in it. I wanted to share them with you.
We sat together for a while after the dog's death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. The boy, who had been listening quietly, piped up, "I know why."
Startled, we all turned to him. 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."