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I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.

I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.

I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,

"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."

I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,

You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.

I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.

I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.

I want to re-assure you, that I'm not lying there.

I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.

I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said " it's me."

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.

I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.

It's possible for me, to be so near you everyday.

To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."

You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew...

In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning

and say "good-night, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."

And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,

I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.

I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.

Be patient, live your journey out...then come home to be with me.
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Post by valerie »

:-1

Very nice words, Snooze... and I love the picture.
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Thank you..... That's lovely
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them. R.L. Binyon
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IF IT SHOULD BE

If it should be that I grow weak

And pain should keep me from my sleep,

Then you must do what must be done,

For this last battle cannot be won.

You will be sad, I understand.

Don't let your grief then stay your hand.

For this day, more than all the rest,

Your love for me must stand the test.

We've had so many happy years.

What is to come can hold no fears.

You'd not want me to suffer so;

The time has come -- please let me go.

Take me where my need they'll tend,

And please stay with me till the end.

Hold me firm and speak to me,

Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time that you will see

The kindness that you did for me.

Although my tail its last has waved,

From pain and suffering I've been saved.

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.

--- Anonymous ---



I held Scully so tight as the needle went In her leg and talked to her abut chasing rabbits. She went very peacefully and very quickly.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them. R.L. Binyon
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I was heartbroken when my cat died way, way back and my husband at the time told me that I'd see him in heaven. I'm not religious and I really doubt there is a heaven but I find that thought incredibly comforting.
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SnoozeAgain;1393326 wrote: I was heartbroken when my cat died way, way back and my husband at the time told me that I'd see him in heaven. I'm not religious and I really doubt there is a heaven but I find that thought incredibly comforting.


TBH... I am rather pragmatic when It comes to doing the dirty deed. All of my adult life I have taken rescue cats and dogs which meant that many of them came to me late In their lives which then meant I was having to part with them after a few years. Scully was different because we had her and Mulder as 8 week old puppies so 15 years Is a long time to have a cat or dog.

I was doing well but tonight I have missed her so much. Being such an old lady, she was high maintainence so I've missed not tending to her needs today and tonight.

My husband was absolutely distraught when the vet came and he's been so upset. Tonight he said to me that he now knows we did what was best for her. The vet was exceptional In the way he dealt with her.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them. R.L. Binyon
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We need to have 'like' buttons on the site.

those are really good poems and I'll share them with gina.
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Folks who'd like to copy my intellectual work should expect to pay me for it.:-6

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ROOM IN YOUR HEART

Sorrow fills a barren space;

you close your eyes and see my face

and think of times I made you laugh,

the love we shared, the bond we had,

the special way I needed you -

the friendship shared by just we two.

The day's too quiet, the world seems older,

the wind blows now a little colder.

You gaze into the empty air

and look for me, but I'm not there -

I'm in heaven and I watch you,

and I see the world around you too.

I see little souls wearing fur,

souls who bark and souls who purr

born unwanted and unloved -

I see all this and more above -

I watch them suffer, I see them cry,

I see them lost, I watch them die.

I see unwanted thousands born -

and when they die, nobody mourns.

These little souls wearing fur

(Some who bark and some who purr)

are castaways who - unlike me -

will never know love or security.

A few short months they starve and roam,

Or caged in shelters - nobody takes home.

They're special too (furballs of pleasure),

filled with love and each one, a treasure.

My pain and suffering came to an end,

so don't cry for me, my person, my friend.

But think of the living -

those souls with fur

(some who bark and some who purr) -

And though our bond can't be broken apart,

make room for another in your home and

your heart.

--- Caro Schubert-James ---
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them. R.L. Binyon

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