In Loving Memory

Sadly, our dogs do not live as long as us. We have had the pleasure of owning and loving many dogs. I put my heart and soul in to every one of my dogs and it is terrible losing them:

Ink

Linne

Capella

Leica

Bundy

Chief

Wattle

Tempo

Vespa

Cosmic

Lyric

Pippin

I hope it is a very long time before any more join this list.

The Last Battle

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 to 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.

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