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FAREWELL MY LOVES

    Below is a poem I wrote after our beloved Beau took his walk across THE RAINBOW BRIDGE to join Kipper and Tracker. It just broke my heart as we watched Miss Belle and Pepper while they searched and searched for their house brother Beau, and how they would look out of our windows for long periods of time like they were waiting for him to appear and come trotting down the driveway at any moment. I couldn't help but wonder how they were feeling with this sudden loss, this emptiness that we felt, and I am sure that they were feeling the same way as they looked at all of the familiar areas on our walks, and searched for him in all the nooks and crannies of our house. Because they cannot verbalize their feelings in words doesn't mean that they are not also grieving. We as humans need to be sensitive to their loss and their feelings too, after all, don't they comfort us in our times of need?                                                                                  

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Neviah with Beau and Miss Belle

                                                     

                                            Precious Time Shared  

                                                    By Judy Greenawalt 

 

Their footfalls grow lighter as their bodies fade out of sight

She talks to them softly, keeping their routine and walking into the night,

One looks at her from the left while the other watches from her right.

The love that they share cannot be described

They all know the sudden hurt in their hearts in time will subside.

There used to be three, but now there are two,

Death as a thief stole her of one with nary a warning.

It happened as night took her leave and day gave birth to the new sun.

His fur was as golden as his manner was so sweet

For seven years he cherished her so as he lay on her feet.

They continue on with their walk as tears leak from her eyes of green,

Her heart is so broken knowing that on earth he will never again be seen.

The Heavenly Father without warning has called him back home.

His duties on earth completed and his journey here is done

His eternal life has now just begun.

The two left behind can also feel her pain

 They comfort each other as they watch the silent tears leak on her cheeks like the rain.

In spite of the heartache that causes them pain,

They all have joy knowing that they all will meet again.

For our pets, our companions in life are only loaned to us for a tiny amount of time.

 Like the paw prints in our hearts that they all leave behind.

The joy, the happiness, the love that we all share will never be forgotten

For when it is her turn to journey back home once she is summoned

They will be there waiting to greet her happily and forever will be reunited.


   "Ask the animals, and they will teach you."  Job 12:7-10
 
 
 
Judy Greenawalt
PO Box 25
North Pownal, VT 05260