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A Sad Day…

In Loving Memory

If it should be

” If it should be, that I grow frail and weak,
And pain should wake me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle can’t be won.

You will be sad, I understand,
Don’t let your grief then stay your hand
For this day more than all the rest
Your love and friendship stand the test.

Together we’ve had so many happy years,
And what is to come will hold no fears –
You’ll not want me to suffer, and so,
When the time comes, please let me go.

I know in time you too will see
It is a kindness you do to me,
Although my tail its last has waved
From pain and suffering I’ve been saved.

Do not grieve that it should be you,
Who has to decide this thing to do,
We’ve been so close we two these years,
So don’t let your heart
Hold any tears.” ~ Author Unknown.

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22 thoughts on “A Sad Day…

    1. Animals have such an impact on our lives Stacy. As my family talked together about losing Tess, it was inevitable that previous losses of pets were also mentioned and with each memory, the hurt returned. ❤

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  1. Joanne, I’m so sorry. She looks like such a lovely girl. I’ve been there many times, too, and to me the pain of the loss is more than offset by the joy of the time together, long or short. Still, it’s a lot of pain . . . so my thoughts and prayers are with you. Consider yourself hugged. ~ Linne

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    1. Oh Linne, that’s exactly how I feel! I wouldn’t trade my years with Tess, or any of my other pets from years gone by, just because those years end in some pain. The joy far outweighs the pain of losing them, always. Thank you for the hug too. ❤

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    1. It is difficult Robin, almost the same as losing a person really, but we didn’t want to see Tess suffer. She was so beautiful and loved more than words can say. Thank you. ❤

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  2. Such a beautiful poem and brings back to me that terrible, terrible day, in 2007, when I had to take my beautiful “Sweetie Boy” to finally be relieved of his terrible pain and agony. Only wish I had the same control, 4 months later, in helping my darling mum pass with even a smidgin of the same pain relief, and dignity, that my precious little cat received.
    Sending much xxx and healing energy your way Joanne… and to those who also loved Tess so dearly.

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