But, considering how many people seem to find it touching, I think I should post it here too.
Basically: In the dog world, humans are elves that routinely live to be 500+ years old.
=> “They live so long… but the good ones still bond with us for our entire lives”
=> “These immortals are so kind, we must be good friends to them”
=>”Now I am old, the fur around my muzzle is gray and my joints ache when we walk together. Yet she remains unchanged, her hair still glossy, her skin still fresh, her step still sprightly. Time does not touch her and yet I love her still.”
=>”For generations, he has guarded over my family. Since the days of my great-great-great-great-grandfather he has kept us safe. For so long we thought him immortal. But now I see differently, for just as my fur grows gray and my joints grow stiff, so too do his. He did not take in my children, but sent them away to his. I will be the last that he cares for. My only hope is that I am able to last until his final moments. The death of one of his kind is so rare. Then ending of a life so long is such a tragedy. He has seen so much, he know so much. I know he takes comfort in my presence. I only wish that I will be able to give him this comfort until the end.”