I never thought about all the pets I would be saying good-bye to when I contemplated starting my pet sitting company. This month has been one where the owners of many pets I know had to come to terms with saying, Good Bye to a beloved friend. This is never an easy decision, and it always breaks another piece of your heart. I found a poem “Beloved Pet Poem” by an unknown author from our beloved pet perspective asking, “May I go now”, that touched my heart:
May I go now?
Do you think the time is right?
May I say goodbye to pain filled days
and endless lonely nights?
I’ve lived my life and done my best,
an example tried to be.
So can I take that step beyond
and set my spirit free?
I didn’t want to go at first,
I fought with all my might.
But something seems to draw me now
to a warm and loving light.
I want to go
I really do.
It’s difficult to stay.
But I will try as best I can
to live just one more day.
To give you time to care for me
and share your love and fears.
I know you’re sad and afraid,
because I see your tears.
I’ll not be far,
I promise that, and hope you’ll always know
that my spirit will be close to you
wherever you may go.
Thank you so for loving me.
You know I love you too,
that’s why it’s hard to say goodbye
and end this life with you.
So hold me now just one more time
and let me hear you say,
because you care so much for me,
you’ll let me go today.
Author: Unknown. Beloved pet poem
POEM: My heart will go on. ,link for support group and a wonderful book
Oh wow that choked me up. Letting go is so hard… the only part that makes it easier is knowing they’ll be free of all the pain.
Briana on November 16, 2015 at 7:58 pm
You are so right Briana. I can not stand to see them in pain that cannot be controlled and never ending….
Debbie June Rickman Laughlin on November 17, 2015 at 10:00 am