I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I just wanted to share four beautiful poems that I used for my Laika's memorial. You might not want to read them this second, but they brought me some comfort.
"A Special Place"- (J. Cooper 1994)
You have a special place Dear Lord that I know you'll always keep;
A special place reserved for dogs when they quietly fall asleep.
With large and airy kennels and a yard for hiding bones,
With maybe a little babbling creek that chatters over stones.
With wide green fields and flowers for those who never knew about running freely under Your sky of perfect blue.
Lord,I know You keep this Special Place
And so to you I Pray,
For one Special Borzoi
Who quietly died today.
She was full of strength & love and so very, very wise.
The puppy look she once had
Had long since left her eyes.
She is dearly missed my Lord
She went to join her ancestors
To Your land that is Devine
So, speak to Laika softly please
And give her a warm hello.
She's a Special gift to you Dear Lord
From Mimi, who loved her so.
My Forever Pet
There's something missing in my home,
I feel it day and night,
I know it will take time and strength,
Before things feel quite right.
But just for now, I need to mourn,
My heart -- it still needs to mend.
Though some may say it's "just a pet,"
I know I've lost a friend.
You've brought such laughter to my home,
And richness to my days…
A constant friend through joy or loss,
With gentle loving ways.
Companion, pal, and confidante,
A friend I won't forget,
You'll live for always in my heart,
My sweet, forever pet…
Written by -- Susanne Taylor
"An Inseparable Pair"
I miss you so much, my four-legged friend
I ask myself each day, if the pain will ever end
Your loss is so hard, for one person to bear
Because we were a team, an inseparable pair
You were by my side, when I got up each day
Waiting so patiently, to go out to play
You were there each night, when I got home
Waiting to go to the park, where you could roam
You always knew, if I was having a bad day
So you'd snuggle up close, and try to get me to play
If that didn't work, you'd put your head in my lap
Then make yourself comfortable, and take a nap
One way or another, you would brighten my day
Like only you could, you had a special way
You gave me a lifetime, of memories to hold
Through all the years ahead, till I am gray and old
I promise I'll see you, again one day
When we'll be together again, to go run and play
Your loss is a cross, I will just have to bear
Because you and I know, we were an inseparable pair"
I Loved you Best
So this is where we part, My Friend,
And you'll run on, around the bend.
Gone from sight, but not from mind,
new pleasures there you'll surely find.
I will go on; I'll find the strength,
Life measures quality, not its length.
One long embrace before you leave,
Share one last look, before I grieve.
There are others, that much is true,
But they be they, and they aren't you.
And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought,
Will remember well all you've taught.
Your place I'll hold, you will be missed,
The fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.
And as you journey to your final rest,
Take with you this...I loved you best.
Last edited by Zarika; 02-17-2013 at 10:27 AM.