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Otto'sMom
03-12-2007, 10:07 PM
Can't recall if this has been posted before, and I am a lazy beyotch so here it is again~ I don't know who the author is.

From a Grateful Dog

You're giving me a special gift,
So sorrowfully endowed,
And through these last few cherished days,
Your courage makes me proud.

But really, love is knowing
When your best friend is in pain,
And understanding earthly acts
Will only be in vain.

So looking deep into your eyes,
Beyond, into your soul,
I see in you the magic that will
Once more make me whole.

The strength that you possess,
Is why I look to you today,
To do this thing that must be done,
For it's the only way.

That strength is why I've followed you,
And chose you as my friend,
And why I've loved you all these years...
My partner till the end.

Please, understand just what this gift
You're giving, means to me,
It gives me back the strength I've lost,
And all my dignity.

You take a stand on my behalf,
For that is what friends do.
And know that what you do is right,
For I believe it, too.

So one last time, I breathe your scent,
And through your hand I feel,
The courage that's within you,
To grant me this appeal.

Cut the leash that holds me here,
Dear friend, and let me run,
Once more a strong and steady dog,
My pain and struggle done.

And don't despair my passing,
For I won't be far away,
Forever here, within your heart,
And memory I'll stay.

I'll be there watching over you,
Your ever-faithful friend,
And in your memories I'll run,
... a young dog once again.
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michelehbc
03-12-2007, 10:10 PM
um, POSSIBLE tissue???? DEFINITE tissue!!!!!!

catstamm
03-13-2007, 12:28 AM
Andrea...thank you I love it and it is so so true!!!!:hug99:

LexieLuvr
03-13-2007, 11:18 AM
um, POSSIBLE tissue???? DEFINITE tissue!!!!!!
I second that - it's GREAT!

oceangirls
03-13-2007, 12:46 PM
I don't remember seeing that specific one before - it's beautiful.

I need to hug my girls now, but I am at work and can't :(

Alex's Mom
03-13-2007, 12:56 PM
:sad2: Andrea...beautiful, but a bit close to home :rolleyes: I'd say a definite tissue alert!!!!!

Teddysmom
03-13-2007, 03:17 PM
:sad3: :sad2: :sad1: :tissue:

Possible Tissue alert? DEFINITE tissue alert! Very beautiful though. Need to copy that onto some real nice paper and make a "memorial" for my other 2 doxies; then frame it. Thanks for sharing that.