When My Time Comes… If I Could speak…
Written from the perspective of A beloved furred friend..
Copyright © 2016 Pj Patty
When my time comes, if I could speak,
if you hear me, listen when I become weak.
Please know life’s been good, but it’s ok to let go;
These will be words that from my heart flow.
Hold me close, feel my love, speak with me.
Let me rest in your arms as my soul soars free.
I can no longer fight, my time has come.
Stay with me please, until I’m gone. We’ve shared a journey, we’ve shared the best,
but now I am so tired; I need eternal rest.
My wagging tail slows, my heart will cease;
no pain, no suffering; I’ll be at peace. I’ve lived a full life, I’ve felt so much
cuddles, warm hugs and a tender touch.
Remember always the love we shared;
when you touch your heart, know I’ll be there.My body may rest ‘neath the Dogwood Tree,
among the stars of Heaven my soul will be.
Speak to me, whether night or day.
I’ll always listen, I’ll hear what you say.
I’ll watch over you till your time comes;
there’ll be a day that your work’s done.
Just find the Bridge at Rainbow’s end;
I’ll meet you there, my dearest friend.
Losing a pet isn’t easy, but I hope I can always let go allowing them the dignity they deserve. It is difficult to make that final decision, yet it is the most compassionate and unselfish act you can give them. We were given their love, their loyalty, and trusted with doing the best we could to show them just how precious their life is to us.
I wish with all my heart we could all pass peacefully in our sleep, but sometimes being selfish and holding on isn’t what is fair. Allowing our beloved pet to suffer, to see the humiliation and pain in their eyes is not fair to them. It is better to be selfless and let go, while retaining the memories of better days, happier days, to honor them, as they so justly deserve. The Rainbow Bridge is a poem about the journey into Heaven, where they are at peace, and I will meet them there some day!
The devotion and joy given me by one I could trust, and who trust in me is a privileged gift. I’ve always believed I never rescued, but instead rescued by those four-footed friends that became family. If you are interested in being rescued, check petfinder.com and see if there’s a furfamily member waiting for you! There are many support organizations that help cope with the loss of your beloved fur friend. Everyone grieves differently, and it can be difficult to explain to children. Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine has shared many online resources on their website, Pet Loss Support – Resources for grieving.