I did this page in memory of my pretty baby, Shelby. She crossed the Rainbow Bridge last Friday.
That was the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life. Breaking up with someone, quiting a job, moving across the country...... nothing compared to making the decision I had to make last week. I had hoped the decision would be "taken" from me, but it wasn't.
Anyway, here is the journaling/poem.
A Pets Prayer
If it should be, that I grow frail and weak,
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then, you must do what must be done
For this, the last battle, can't be won.
Don't let your grief stay your hand, For this day more than the rest,
Your love and friendship stand the test.
We've had so many years,
What is to come can hold no fear.
You'd not want me to suffer, so
When the time comes, please let me go. Take me where my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me to the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you'll see it is a kindness you do for me
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved. Don't grieve it should be you who this thing decides to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years,
Don't let your heart hold tears.
SMILE, FOR WE WALKED TOGETHER FOR AWHILE.
In Loving Memory of
Friday, September 22, 2006
I found the poem here in the library, it is listed under "A Cat's Prayer" I had thought about doing a "Rainbow Bridge Page" but this was so much more suited to my thoughts and feelings on this.