"The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's." – Mark Twain, Letter to W D Howells, 4/2/1899



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


8 responses

  1. You just made me cry. This reminds me so much of my Oskar and how I still think of him and know he is there every day.
    Marty the Manx’s Mom


    February 7, 2014 at 12:00 am

    • It had the same effect on me. The painting is as powerful as the words. Feel for ya kid.


      February 7, 2014 at 1:19 am

  2. This killed me. Dogs are such special people.


    February 7, 2014 at 12:35 am

    • Hit me pretty hard as well.


      February 7, 2014 at 1:23 am

  3. Reblogged this on Books at Middlemay Farm and commented:
    The dog in the painting got to me . . . so for all of you dog lovers, this one’s for you. Sob, sob . . .


    February 7, 2014 at 12:37 am

  4. thisoldtoad2014

    Reblogged this on Keptmeprisoner and commented:
    Yes we free to be all we can be….


    February 7, 2014 at 12:47 am

  5. thisoldtoad2014

    Kiss kiss touching love we’ll will be together again that is a wish…


    February 7, 2014 at 12:49 am

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