In loving memory.
~Michael and Linda~
“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.
“Thank you for giving us so much love. We were so blessed to you have you in our lives. We never will forget you or that sweet smiling face.”
In Loving Memory of Tac
“There is a cycle of love and death that shapes the lives of those who choose to travel in the company of animals. It is a cycle unlike any other. To those who have never lived through its turnings and walked its rocky path, our willingness to give our hearts with full knowledge that they will be broken seems incomprehensible. Only we know how small a price we pay for what we receive; our grief, no matter how powerful it may be, is an insufficient measure of the joy we have been given.” -Author Unknown
In loving memory of Tac. -Sharmon and Walt
Blossom Southern Belle
My precious baby is now running through heaven with such a perfect body. I was privileged and had the treat and blessing of god to have had such a wonderful fur friend because of the creative hand of god who made her. I will forever love her while I miss her.
The phrase “man’s best friend” does you no justice! You came into our lives when everything was in complete disarray and though we thought we were showing you the basic fundamentals of life it was you that was showing us. When the kids grew up and were off to college, you were there to help me keep it together and as one-sided as our talks were they meant the world to me. You were a Gentle Giant to everyone you came across and a blessing that can’t be put into words. I would do anything for one more of our disagreements over slobber dispersement, bath time or water consumption. We miss you so much Big Fella and until we meet again Rest In Peace my dear friend!
Polly Girl, you came into my life when you were 5 weeks old. Someone placed you in a shopping cart and pushed you into a retail pet store. My life was never the same. Your loyalty filled my heart. Your gentleness calmed me on hectic days. Your consistent tail wag when I came home was something I looked forward to every single time I left the house. They say you found a good home when I adopted you, but I really found a comforting soul in you when you found me. I’ll be forever grateful and you’ll be forever missed.
Handsome, loyal, sweet, and special. Thank you for your companionship, friendship, and love. You are remembered so fondly with love and happiness and will be forever missed. Rest In Peace sweet Denali.