Do you remember love? (click)
In loving memory of.....
Farrah Bogey Keno Spike
Chloe Freida Tasha Cholla
Kally George Sydney Luke
Trouble Taz Gia
Buddy Benny Whiley
Not pictured: Ruby, Snickers, Jordan, Whitney, JoJo
Farewell to a friend who was always there
I remember bringing you home. You were so small and cuddly with your tiny paws and soft fur.
You bounced around the room with eyes flashing and ears flopping. Once in awhile, you'd let out a little yelp just to let me know this was your territory.
Making a mess of the house and chewing on everything in sight became a passion, and when I scolded you, you just put your head down and looked up at me with those innocent eyes as if to say, "I'm sorry, but I'll do it again as soon as you're not watching."
As you got older, you protected me by looking out the window and barking at everyone who walked by.
When I had a tough day at work, you would be waiting for me with your tail wagging just to say: "welcome home, I missed you." You never had a bad day, and I could always count on you to be there for me.
When I sat down to read the paper and watch TV, you would hop on my lap looking for attention. You never asked for anything more than to have me pat your head so you could go to sleep with your head over my leg.
As you got older, you moved around more slowly. Then one day, old age finally took its toll, and you couldn't stand on those wobbly legs anymore. I knelt down and patted you lying there, trying to make you young again. You just looked up at me as if to say you were old and tired and that after all these years of not asking for anything, you had to ask me to do one last favor.
With tears in my eyes, I drove you one last time to the vet. One last time you were lying next to me.
For some strange reason you were able to stand up in the animal hospital; perhaps it was your sense of pride and dignity.
As the vet led you away, you stopped for an instant, turned your head and looked at me as if to say, "thank you for taking care of me."
I thought, "no thank YOU for taking care of ME".
A beautiful poem which brings tears to my eyes everytime I read it. There is a moral here that should not be overlooked.
When your faithful pet becomes old and sick, and life is no longer fun, but rather a painful burden, do your friend one last kindness. Relieve him or her of the misery. It's the last great act of selfless compassion you can perform.
I'm Still Here
Friend, Please don't mourn for me I'm still here, though you don't see, I'm right by your side each night and day and within your heart I long to stay.
My body is gone but I'm always near. I'm everything you feel, see or hear. My spirit is free, but I'll never depart as long as you keep me alive in your heart.
I'll never wander out of your sight - I'm the brightest star on a summer night. I'll never be beyond your reach - I'm the warm moist sand when you're at the beach.
I'm the colorful leaves when Fall comes around and the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
I'm the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond. The clear cool water in a quiet pond.
I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in the Spring. The first warm raindrop that April will bring. I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine. And you'll see that the face in the moon is mine.
When you start thinking there's no one to love you, you can talk to me through the Lord above you. I'll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees, and you'll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.
I'm the hot salty tears that flow when you weep and the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep. I'm the smile you see of a baby's face, just look for me friend, I'm everyplace.....