Tribute for Doggie Pals Author Unknown

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by WriterofWords, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

    When tomorrow starts without me,
    And I'm not there to see;
    The sun will rise and find your eyes
    All filled with tears for me.
    I wish so much you wouldn't cry
    The way you did today,
    Remembering how I'd lay my head
    In your lap that special way.
    I know how much you love me,
    As much as I love you,
    And each time that you think of me,
    I know you'll miss me too.

    But when tomorrow starts without me.
    Please try to understand,
    That an angel came and called my name
    And petted me with her hand.
    She said my place was ready,
    In Heaven far above,
    And that I'd have to leave behind
    All those I dearly love.
    But, as I turned to heel away,
    A tear fell from my eye,
    For all my life I never thought
    That I would have to die.

    I had so much to live for,
    So many sits and downs to do,
    It seemed almost impossible,
    That I was leaving you.
    I thought about our lives together,
    I know you must be sad,
    I thought of all the love we shared,
    And all the fun we had.
    Remember how I'd nudge your hand,
    And poke you with my nose?
    The frisbee I would gladly chase,
    The bad guy, I'd "bark and hold".

    If I could relive yesterday,
    Just even for a while,
    I'd wag my tail and kiss you,
    Just so I could see you smile.
    But, then I fully realized,
    That this could never be;
    For emptiness and memories
    Will take the place of me.
    And when I thought of treats and toys,
    I might miss come tomorrow,
    I thought of you and when I did,
    My dog-heart filled with sorrow.

    But then I walked through Heaven's gate,
    And felt so much at home;
    As God looked down and smiled at me,
    From His beautiful golden throne.

    He said, "This is eternity,
    And now we welcome you,
    Today your life on earth is past,
    But here it starts anew.
    I promise no tomorrow,
    But today will always last;
    For you see, each day's the same day,
    There's no longing for the past.
    Now you have been so faithful,
    So trusting, loyal and true;
    Though there were times you did things,
    You knew you shouldn't do.
    But good dogs are forgiven,
    And now at last you're free;
    So won't you sit here by my side,
    And wait right here with me?"

    So when tomorrow starts without me,
    Don't think we're far apart.
    For every time you think of me,
    I'm right there, in your heart.
  2. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2009
  3. thanks for the poem, it was great, we have been considering having our great dane put down, due to age and other things, but every time i look at her it's so hard. she is 9,10 I really dont remember but she is just Rasha, part of our family [​IMG] marrie
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Dec 29 was the year anniversary of me losing JoJo, my mama Pyrenees. One of my friends sent me that tribute and I'm so glad no students were here as I bawled my eyes out.
  5. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    We put our good and faithful labrador, Maggie down last week. It was so hard, she was the dog our kids grew up with, but she was struggling so.

    This is one of my favorites.......

    A Dog’s Plea
    Treat me kindly, my beloved friend, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me.

    Do not break my spirit with a stick, for although I should lick your hand between blows, your patience and understanding will quickly teach me the things you would have me learn.

    Speak to me often, for your voice is the world’s sweetest music, as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail when your footsteps falls upon my waiting ear.

    Please take me inside when it is cold and wet, for I am a domesticated animal, no longer accustomed to bitter elements. I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting at your feet beside the hearth. Keep my pan filled with fresh water, for I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst.

    Feed me clean food that I may stay well, to romp and play and do your bidding, to walk by your side and stand ready, willing and able to protect you with my life, should your life be in danger.

    And, my friend, when I am very old, and I no longer enjoy good health, hearing and sight, do not make heroic efforts to keep me going. I am not having any fun. Please see that my trusting life is taken gently. I shall leave this earth knowing with the last breath I draw that my fate was always safest in your hands.

    Author Unknown
  6. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    I also like the Rainbow Bridge, but I I'll find my file to put it on here. I put it on another post awhile back. I'm so sorry about your Lab, my best friend lost one of hers right after they went to Canada and my son found him and buried him. He had health issues, so it was expected.
  7. hoosier

    hoosier Chillin' With My Peeps

  8. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    Geeze...those poems just kill me. [​IMG]

    I can't even think about letting one of my dogs go without tearing up and they are still fairly young. I'll be such a mess when the time comes.
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I know what you mean. I cant imagine life without my min pin roxy. [​IMG]
  10. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Ok dear am blubbering again....Jan 17th is the fifth anniversary of my beloved Nell (my working Border Colllie for my sheep) being put to sleep, she had been my constant companion for 15 years before she passed, I even made the vet come out to her so she could pass with me holding her paw while she was in her own bed......I STILL miss that wonderful dog.......tears tripping me going to copy the wonderful peoms and keep......

    reaching for tissues >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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