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Pet Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Program
by Defeat Diabetes Foundation
Pet Loss Poems
Tribute To A Best Friend
Sunlight streams through window pane onto a spot on the floor...then I remember, it's where you used to lie, but now you are no more.
Our feet walk down a hall of carpetand muted echoes sound....then I remember, It's where your paws would joyously abound
A voice is heard along the road, and up beyond the hill then I remember it can't be yours....your golden voice is still.
But I'll take that vacant spot of floor and empty muted hall and lay them with the absent voice and unused dish along the wall
I'll wrap these treasured memorials in a blanket of my love and keep them for my best friend until we meet above.
Loss of a pet cat or dog
I just wanted to let you know that I made it home. The journey wasn't an easy one, but it didn't take too long.
Everything is so pretty here, so white, so fresh and new I wish that you could close your eyes and that you could see it too.
Please try not to be sad for me. Try to understand God is taking care of me... I'm in the shelter of His hands.
Here there is no sadness, no sorrow, and no pain. Here there is no crying and I'll never hurt again.
Here it is so peaceful when all the angels sing. I really have to go for now... I've just got to try my wings.
A Little Dog Angel
High up in the courts of Heaven today A little dog-angel waits, With the other dogs he will not play, But he sits alone at the Gates: "For I know my master will come," says he "And when he comes, he will call for me."
He sees the spirits that pass him by As they hasten towards the throne, And he watches them with a wistful eye As he sits at the gate alone; "But I know if I just wait patiently That someday my Master will come," says he.
And his Master far down on the earth below, As he sits in his easy chair Forgets sometimes, and he whistles low For the dog that is not there; And the little dog-angel cocks his ears And dreams that his Master's call he hears.
And I know when at length his Master waits Outside in the dark and cold For the hand of Death to open the gates That lead to the Courts of Gold, The little dog-angel's eager bark Will comfort his soul while he's still in the dark.
Norah M. Holland, c.1870
Pet Loss Poems
They come into our lives for such a short time - a time we wouldn't trade not even for a dime.
Then before you know it the years have flown by and then all of a sudden we're saying good-bye.
It wasn't that long ago we said our good-byes. We held on to you tight as you closed your eyes.
Your spirit has flown home on the wings of a dove into God's loving arms; in heaven above.
Over the days we've shed many tears but the memories we have will live on for years.
We feel your presence and we know that you are near You're keeping us safe and calming our fears.
We think about memories from years past when you were young and strong and ran so fast.
We remember all the great times that we all had. How you always made us happy never made us mad.
They were the best and happiest years we had. We'll always look back on them and never be sad.
We look forward to the time we'll be together again and we thank the Lord for such a great friend
Now you run and play up in Heaven above cradled in God's arms covered with his love.
Playing by the Bridge waiting for the daywe come down through the meadow to the bridge to stay.
The love that you showed us we'll never forget because to us you're one very special pet.
You're like a star in the dark of night always watching over us with the Lord's light.
So now we take time to remember our best friend who will always be with us even to the end.
We'll always remember you the way you were - one big lovable, huggable pile of fur.
Dog needing to be put to sleep
If it should be that I grow frail and weak And pain should keep me from my sleep, Then will you do what must be done, For this -- the last battle -- can't be won.
You will be sad I understand, But don't let grief then stay your hand, For on this day, more than the rest, Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years, You wouldn't want me to suffer so. When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me where, to my needs they'll tend, Only, stay with me till the end And hold me firm and speak to me Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree It is a kindness you do to me. Although my tail its last has waved, From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you Who has to decide this thing to do; We've been so close -- we two -- these years, Don't let your heart hold any tears.
A Prayer for Animals
Hear our humble prayer, O God,
We entreat for them all thy mercy and pity,
and for those who deal with them, we ask a heart of
compassion and gentle hands and kindly words.
Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals
and so to share the blessing of the merciful.
TO MY MASTER
If it should be that I grow weak
You will be sad, I understand.
We've had so many happy years,
Take me where my needs they'll tend
I know in time that you will see,
Please do not grieve it must be you
who had this painful thing to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years.
Don't let your heart hold back its tears.
The Power of the Dog
There is sorrow enough in the natural way
Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
Perfect passion and worship fed
When the fourteen years which Nature permits
Then you will find - it's your own affair -
When the spirit that answered your every mood
We've sorrow enough in the natural way,
Though it is not always the case, I believe,
That the longer we've kept 'em, the more do we grieve:
For, when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short-term loan is as bad as a long--
So why in--Heaven (before we are there)
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?
BUT WE DO!
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Updated October 8, 2012
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