I lost my Doberman quite a few years back. I've had lots of dogs but something about that boy touched me in such a way I've never been touched before.
He was way too young to die. He had lots of health problems before that. He had liver disease and we saw a specialist and he had lots of procedures and tests.
A consultation with a nutritionist taught me how to make a liver friendly, home made diet for him. He went along quite well with that and felt pretty darn good. And then one day he got very sick suddenly.
It turned out he had stomach cancer. It was so over whelming. He had to be put sleep at once to end his pain, which he didn't even show me. I was devastated! He and I were intensely bonded.
I wrote poems to let out some of my sorrow, and I want to share one because I imagined my Lyric to be saying these things...because our love for our dogs never dies and the memories of them turn our sadness into smiles eventually.
Words From Lyric To Me
I know you’re feeling sad and blue,
So hear these words from me to you.
Mourn not too long, for I am there,
Our lasting memories we’ll both share.
I remember when you’d call,
I’d run so fast, I’d make you fall,
You fell hard upon the grass,
I laughed with glee, when you fell on your (oops).
My memories of you are vast,
I love my present and I loved my past.
I am now, free of pain,
Running in the shine or rain.
Many, many friends I’ve made,
Here at the bridge, I know their names.
Mom, you must know that I am fine,
Happy, healthy, the world is mine.
Mom, don’t forget I miss you too,
And sometimes feel sad and blue,
But when you come to join me here,
The meaning will be very clear.
And before you come, be sure to tell
That I wish everybody well.
Be sure to tell them… they will see,
All the love you have for me.
For when dogs go off to Rainbow Bridge,
Their families follow up the ridge,
Dogs and people go together,
Never parted by foul weather.
Do not mourn so very long,
You taught me that very song,
Don’t forget that I am there,
I’m in all you love so dear.
I am everywhere, you see,
I am your very energy,
I’m even in your room at night,
Close your eyes and douse the light.
I never really ever left,
My body yes, my soul not yet,
Not ever Mom, I’d never leave,
For we are intermingled weave.
I’m still there, though you don’t know,
It’s like the way a river flows,
It twists and turns and takes a dive,
It disappears, plays tricks and hides.
Keep me in your heart and mind,
And I with you, will keep in kind,
We’re interwoven, that’s forever,
I won’t leave you, never ever.
Written by: Carrie (in behalf of Lyric)
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