Passing of my Chessie

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  1. gock5

    gock5 Senior Refuge Member

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    Thought I'd re-post this up. Just got back from the vet's office after putting down my Chessie, Roxy (10+ yrs old, female). Family pet/hunting companion/man's best friend!

    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.

    --Author ~ unknown
     
  2. Kendall Steffensen

    Kendall Steffensen Senior Refuge Member

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  3. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    My condolences to all who loved your gal.
     
  4. Dorkweed

    Dorkweed Elite Refuge Member

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    :cry:cry
     
  5. BOB_HARWELL

    BOB_HARWELL Senior Refuge Member

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    gock5, I went through this Mar. 7, with my 11 1/2 y o BFL, Dolly Parton. I have a lump in my throat & a tear in my eye like you do. My sympathy.

    Bob
     
  6. Dek

    Dek Elite Refuge Member

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    Nice poem. I lost my Cody 8 days ago, so I know the ache, as does Bob H.
     
  7. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    No words to say, only tears. Thank God for our dogs. Sympathy.
     
  8. Hogleg

    Hogleg Senior Refuge Member

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    I've had to put two down in the last year. These tributes are beautiful but really hard to read. My sincere condolences.
     
  9. green with ring

    green with ring Elite Refuge Member

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    Nice poem.
     
  10. Larsen's Labs

    Larsen's Labs Elite Refuge Member

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    I have felt your pain several times! Things will get better! LL
     

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