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Thread: Pet Poems

  1. #1

    Pet Poems

    Rainbow Bridge

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
    There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
    There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
    The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

    Author unknown...

  2. #2

    Poem for Dog Lovers

    Poem for Dog Lovers

    Hello. I've been expecting you for quite some time.
    Here, come sit beside us for awhile .
    and let me tell you about this old friend of mine.
    She might look tattered or maybe old
    But I won't say goodbye until you've been told.
    She had the brightest eyes I had ever seen,
    And wore a beautiful fur coat that would out shine a queen .
    She was never prissy but walked with an aire ......
    And oh so polite, you could take her most anywhere.
    She could run like the wind and could catch anything she chased
    But she protected and sat with me when I had problems to face.
    You could not find a friend nearly so dear.
    Because no matter the trouble she always stayed near...
    She has never asked for much from me;
    Just to love and respect her and I think you'll agree .
    To give her a good meal plus a nice warm bed is not much to ask ;
    When she has given me all her love and to her this was no task.
    Now I understand you have a schedule to keep.
    But I have a small favor before she nods off to sleep.
    Please fold your wings around her and let her feel young while in no pain ;
    Dear Guardian Angel of Pets ,
    please keep her safe and happy until I see her again.

    Ginger Patton

  3. #3

    Where To Bury A Dog

    Where To Bury A Dog

    There are various places within which a dog may be buried. We are thinking now of a setter, whose coat was flame in the sunshine, and who, so far as we are aware, never entertained a mean or an unworthy thought. This setter is buried beneath a cherry tree, under four feet of garden loam, and at its proper season the cherry strews petals on the green lawn of his grave. Beneath a cherry tree, or an apple, or any flowering shrub of the garden, is an excellent place to bury a good dog. Beneath such trees, such shrubs, he slept in the drowsy summer, or gnawed at a flavorous bone, or lifted head to challenge some strange intruder. These are good places, in life or in death. Yet it is a small matter, and it touches sentiment more than anything else.

    For if the dog be well remembered, if sometimes he leaps through your dreams actual as in life, eyes kindling, questing, asking, laughing, begging, it matters not at all where that dog sleeps at long and at last. On a hill where the wind is unrebuked and the trees are roaring, or beside a stream he knew in puppyhood, or somewhere in the flatness of a pasture land, where most exhilarating cattle graze. It is all one to the dog, and all one to you, and nothing is gained, and nothing lost -- if memory lives. But there is one best place to bury a dog. One place that is best of all.

    If you bury him in this spot, the secret of which you must already have, he will come to you when you call -- come to you over the grim, dim frontiers of death, and down the well-remembered path, and to your side again. And though you call a dozen living dogs to heel they should not growl at him, nor resent his coming, for he is yours and he belongs there.

    People may scoff at you, who see no lightest blade of grass bent by his footfall, who hear no whimper pitched too fine for mere audition, people who may never really have had a dog. Smile at them then, for you shall know something that is hidden from them, and which is well worth the knowing.

    The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.

    by Ben Hur Lampman

  4. #4

    What do you do when a good friend dies?

    What do you do when a good friend dies?

    What do you do when a good friend dies?
    Do you lash out in anger and curse at the sky.
    Or grasp hard denial, the means of the weak,
    In an effort to kindle the comfort you seek.

    What do you do when a good friend dies?
    Once life's breath, so precious, gives the chest final rise.
    In haste you take blame, no other at fault,
    You kneel upturned earth and deem all happiness to halt.

    What do you do when a good friend dies?
    When with him the times, both good and bad, lie.
    Do you cast aside the past, for memories hurt much too much,
    Or struggle and fight for that last lingering touch.

    What do you do when a good friend dies?
    When all of the tears have all but been cried.
    No matter how much, no matter how hard you try,
    The only thing to do is say farewell.

  5. #5

    Poem For Cats

    Poem For Cats

    And God asked the feline spirit
    Are you ready to come home?
    Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
    And, as a cat, you know I am most able
    To decide anything for myself.

    Are you coming then? asked God.
    Soon, replied the whiskered angel
    But I must come slowly
    For my human friends are troubled
    For you see, they need me, quite certainly.

    But don't they understand? asked God
    That you'll never leave them?
    That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
    That nothing is created or destroyed?
    It just is....forever and ever and ever.

    Eventually they will understand,
    Replied the glorious cat
    For I will whisper into their hearts
    That I am always with them
    I just am....forever and ever and ever.

    Author Unknown

  6. #6

    The Last Battle

    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.

    -- Unknown

  7. #7

    A Prayer for Animals

    A Prayer for Animals

    Hear our humble prayer,
    O God,
    for our friends, the animals,
    especially for those who are suffering;
    for any that are lost or deserted
    or frightened or hungry.

    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 blessings
    of the merciful.

    Albert Schweitzer

  8. #8

    When The Time Comes

    When The Time Comes

    Lord, when the time comes please help me be strong
    my furry friend is sick; something's terribly wrong
    The vet checked her over; there's nothing he can do
    I'm afraid soon I'll be sending her; home to You

    Please take her back home; on the wings of a dove
    into Your loving arms; up in heaven above
    Take her to a meadow; where she can play and run free
    under bright sunlight; among the green grass and trees

    She's been a part of my life now; for so many years
    I'll miss her so much; my eyes are filling with tears
    Please give me the courage; to tell her good-bye
    as I know she'll watch over me; through her loving eyes

    I'll never forget her; I'll see her one day
    tell her we'll meet at the Bridge; then we'll go play
    I'll cherish the memories; of the time we both had
    they'll put a smile on my face; then I won't feel as bad

    John Quealy

  9. #9



    I miss you so much; my four-legged friend
    I ask myself each day; if the pain will ever end
    Your loss is so hard; for one person to bear
    because we were a team; an inseparable pair

    You were by my side; when I got up each day
    waiting so patiently; to go out and play
    You were there each night; when I got home
    waiting to go to the park; where you could roam

    You always knew; if I was having a bad day
    so you'd snuggle up close; and try to get me to play
    If that didn't work; you'd put your head in my lap
    then make yourself comfortable; and take a nap

    One way or another you; would brighten my day
    like only you could; you had a special way
    You gave me a lifetime; of memories to hold
    through all the years ahead; till I'm gray and old

    I promise I'll see you; again one day
    when we'll be together again; to go run and play
    Your loss is a cross; I will just have to bear
    because you and I know; we're an inseparable pair

    John Quealy

  10. #10



    With heavy hearts; and a tear in our eyes
    after all these years; we must say goodbye
    Please understand; we've done all we could
    if there was anything we could do; you know we would

    I'm sitting right here; gently rub your ears
    while I talk to you softly; trying to hold back the tears
    The memories you gave us; we'll never forget
    especially the ones; of the day we all met

    One last hug; and one last kiss
    you have no idea; how much you'll be missed
    To look into your eyes; this one last time
    you tell me it's ok; you know it's your time

    Close your eyes now; and go to sleep
    we'll pray to the Lord; you're soul he'll keep
    Go in peace now; our good friend
    we'll stay right here with you; until the end

    Dream of that special day and time
    when we'll meet at the Bridge; and all will be fine
    We'll run and play; side by side
    with a soft warm feeling; deep down inside

    Your memory will live on; in each one of us
    you'll always be number 1; to all of us
    Have a safe journey; through the night
    I promise when you awake; you'll be in God's light

    So with heavy hearts; and tears in our eyes
    just for now my friend; we say goodbye

    John Quealy



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