A Touching Memorial Poem

This will be the first memorial I have placed on the blog. I primarily concentrate on information and entertainment here, you know, fun stuff. There is another side to pet ownership that we all face at one time or another and this memorial poem is simply in respect of that part of our pets’ life.

It’s a quick read and says what I’m sure what we think our pets feel when their time comes or, consider that these are the sentiments of a pet that has passed from your loving arms in the past. It’s for the ones that remain. Here is……..

A Touching Memorial Poem

This message was posted to one of the Canine Liver Disease Yahoo Groups that I belong to and I really loved the sentiment so I thought I would post it here for everyone to read.

When I was a puppy
I was very much afraid
Then I met you
And I knew I belonged to someone who would always care

When I was a young dog
I did some things to try you
And you would sometimes get angry, but in the end
You never stopped loving me.

When I was a grown up dog
Oh, the fun we had!
I think I loved the hose no, the ball, no, agility class
Well, it all was so wonderful, to spend my happiest and best days with you.

When I was a middle aged dog
You understood when I could not do the things I once could
When I would tire on a walk
How I loved to be carried home safely in your arms

When I became an older dog
I could see my whole life in your eyes.
You were so loving and patient
And I loved nothing more than to just lie quietly with you

When I became a sick dog
Oh the sadness we both felt
But how you cared for me
Oh, that I will never forget

You’d wipe my eyes, and clean me up
And never once got angry
When I would lose control of my body
Your patience and understanding were what let me keep my dignity

When I was a dying dog
You never once left me
Although it was hard for you to watch me as my life came to an end
You did so out of a love stronger than I had ever known before

As I lay in your arms
My whole life flashed before me

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And I saw that it was a good life, filled with wonderful memories to last me over the bridge…and beyond

All because you were my person, and I was your dog

In Memory of my golden girl Reiley “Monster” – I miss you still after all these months. I love you!!

Here is the message on the sign in the picture for your ease of reading;

“She is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are her life, her love, her leader. She will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of her heart. You owe it to her to be worthy of such devotion.”  ~~Unknown


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4 Responses to “A Touching Memorial Poem”

  1. Louiselle Dufresne says:

    I cried so hard.Brought me back last winter when I lost my sweet Tom.I still miss him every day that goes by.Thank you so much to have been able to put my thoughts in those wonderful words.

  2. Deborah Burgio says:

    What a beautiful tribute to a wonderful dog! Three years ago I held my Hannah, a 13 year old springer spaniel, in my arms as the doctor inserted the needle in her vein to send her over the Rainbow Bridge. She suffered greatly during the last few months of her life, and her release from pain was heartbreaking for me, and peaceful for her. Rest in peace, sweet Hannah and Reiley.

  3. cool post, I will be back!

  4. Carol Hansen says:

    You were right, it made me cry. We lost our son’s old Doxie last Dec. after 17 great years and then two weeks later our little Chauncy. He was hit and run on his second birthday when he chased his beloved Frisbee into the road. Wind caught it just right and sailed it all the way down our hill, over a block. He had perfect recall, was bringing it right back. Full visibility on road there. Sad what some people will do.

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