This message was posted to one of the Canine Liver Disease Yahoo Groups that I belong to and I really loved the sentiment so I thought I would post it here for everyone to read.
When I was a puppy
I was very much afraid
Then I met you
And I knew I belonged to someone who would always care
When I was a young dog
I did some things to try you
And you would sometimes get angry, but in the end
You never stopped loving me.
When I was a grown up dog
Oh, the fun we had!
I think I loved the hose no, the ball, no, agility class
Well, it all was so wonderful, to spend my happiest and best days with you.
When I was a middle aged dog
You understood when I could not do the things I once could
When I would tire on a walk
How I loved to be carried home safely in your arms
When I became an older dog
I could see my whole life in your eyes.
You were so loving and patient
And I loved nothing more than to just lie quietly with you
When I became a sick dog
Oh the sadness we both felt
But how you cared for me
Oh, that I will never forget
You’d wipe my eyes, and clean me up
And never once got angry
When I would lose control of my body
Your patience and understanding were what let me keep my dignity
When I was a dying dog
You never once left me
Although it was hard for you to watch me as my life came to an end
You did so out of a love stronger than I had ever known before
As I lay in your arms
My whole life flashed before me
And I saw that it was a good life, filled with wonderful memories to last me over the bridge…and beyond
All because you were my person, and I was your dog
In Memory of my golden girl Reiley “Monster” – I miss you still after all these months. I love you!!