Pinky was always mommies baby
What would I do without you,
My precious furry friend?…
Part mischief, but all blessing,
And faithful to the end!
You look at me with eyes of love;
You never hold a grudge…
You think I'm far too wonderful
To criticize or judge.
It seems your greatest joy in life
Is being close to me…
I think God knew how comforting
Your warm, soft fur would be.
I know you think you're human,
But I'm glad it isn't true…
The world would be a richer place
If folks were more like you!
A few short years are all we have,
One day we'll have to part…
But you, my pet, will always have
A place within my heart.
By Harrington Kolb
As you hold them in your arms
And say your last good-byes
Look close into the fading light
that flickers in their eyes
They are not afraid
because they know when a sparrow falls
she falls into the hands of God
all creatures great and small
They don't live as long as humans do
this too is a part of God's plan
for animals are God's angels
to be there for you when he can't
God's gift is that you can love many
when your pet has time for only one
you can give love and happiness to the strays...
who without you would have none.
So lay your friends to rest, lift up your hearts
dry your tears, for it is told
death is but a passage into the hands of God,
through the gates of gold
Somewhere others need you
in shelters, or wandering the streets
they want nothing more from life
than to lay down at your feet
It is time to give another life
the love only you can give
we are the caretakers of God creatures
for not to love... is not to live
written by Brenda Riley-Seymore