found this beautiful piece on Pinterest:
Pet Poem By: Gary Smith
I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
“It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here.”
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to re-assure you, that I’m not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said “it’s me”.
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It’s possible for me, to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, “I never went away.”
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew…
In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over… I smile and watch you yawning
and say “good-night, God bless, I’ll see you in the morning.”
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I’ll rush across to greet you and we’ll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out…then come home to be with me….
I am a pet-lover, always have been since I was a little girl. Animals especially dogs and cats are so easy to love. They ask so little in return, just food, water, and loving kindness. And in return they give an infinite amount of unconditional love. I know most of you have an animal or two, and cherish the relationship you have with that animal. Our beloved Golden Retriever named Buddy is leaving us. It seems that just a couple of weeks ago he was his happy-go-lucky self. We had few indications that anything was wrong. I brought him to the Vet on Monday and sadly he was filled with Cancer. In just this week he has declined to the point of hardly being able to walk, and not eating. So we will be saying our goodbyes to our faithful friend. But because I believe so strongly in a spiritual after-life I believe that this GREAT friend of ours will continue to walk along side us until it is our turn to cross that bridge.