If It Should Be ...

If it should be that I grow weak
And pain does keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done
for this last battle can't be won.

You will be sad, I understand
But don't let grief then stay your hand.
For on this day, more than the rest
Your love for me must stand the test.

Take me to where my needs they'll tend,
And stay with me until the end.
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I hope in time that you will know
How kind you were to let me go.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I'll be saved.

Don't grieve that now it must be you
Who has this heavy thing to do.
We've been so close - we two - these years
I feel the love beneath your tears.

(author unknown)

Prayer To Saint Francis
For Our Pets

Good St. Francis, you loved all of God's creatures.
To you they were your brothers and sisters.
Help us to follow your example
of treating every living thing with kindness.
St. Francis, Patron Saint of animals,
watch over my pet
and keep my companion safe and healthy.

I thought of you with love today,  but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday,  and days before that too.

I think of you in silence,  I often speak your name,
All I have are memories and your picture in a frame.

Your memory is my keepsake,  with which I'll never part,
God has you in His keeping,  I have you in my heart.

Bo, Tessa & Farah ...
Gone, but not forgotten.
You will always be in our hearts.