So this Christmas was the first without my lovely Bailey who you see in the picture and starting the New Year without my canine friend has been very hard. Unfortunately I got to hear of some of our clients who have also lost pets in the last month and I am sure that they are missing them very much too. I wanted to say a big ‘Thank You’ for allowing me to be a part of their lives and I shall miss their visits and waggy tails and hearing what they have been up to.
I found this poem which summed up how I was feeling and wanted to share it with you all in the hope that it brings you some comfort too.
A Golden Goodbye – by Holly W Gray.
I sit and try to write the words, I want your heart to hear.
Hoping to find some comfort, in the fact that you’re not here.
I look out into the open field, that you once occupied,
Knowing now that field is empty, because my love, you’ve died.
I do believe with all my heart, that your soul has gone to be,
With all the other angel dogs, that you were meant to see.
We will have to stay behind, until God calls us too,
So do not be afraid, that he’s only called for you.
The water is still, in the pond that you played,
And your bed is so empty, where your pretty head laid.
Our bed too is empty, where you once laid between,
the two people who LOVED you and now only dream,
That one day our eyes will shut one last time,
and you will come greet us, angel of mine.
Until then, I’ll keep trying to see through my tears,
with memories you left us, to reflect through the years.
We’ll never forget one minute we spent,
of loving and laughing, of places we went.
And I dread the day that your scent disappears,
for it’s proof to me, that you were just here!
But one day will come, when we’ll start to see through,
the pain of the moment, and remember just “you”.
Now you go and play, and look down when you can,
remembering we love you, and this isn’t the end.