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10th June 2006, 09:53 PM
This was found on another forum...trying to find out who wrote it but it's currently unknown...I thought it was lovely

When humans die, they make a will
To leave their homes and all they have
To those they love.
I, too, would make a will if I could write.

To some poor wistful lonely stray
I leave my happy home,
My dish, my cosy bed, my cushioned chair, my toy,
The well loved lap, the gently stroking hand,
The loving voice,
The place I made in someone’s heart,
The love, that at the last could help me to
A peaceful painless end
Held in loving arms.

If I should die Oh do not say,
"No more a pet I’ll have
To grieve me by it’s loss"
Seek out some lonely, unloved dog
And give my place to him.
This is my legacy I leave behind
‘Tis all I have to give.

11th June 2006, 06:48 PM
Oh Nicki,

You've got the waterworks going here now!

11th June 2006, 07:47 PM
That is so sweet! Thanks for sharing.

11th June 2006, 10:05 PM
oh my goodness - both me and my husband are both crying. That's beautiful.

11th June 2006, 11:10 PM
What beautiful words. Thank you for sharing that poem with us all.

27th June 2006, 05:18 PM

That was so moving. I often think that my little ones that I have had in my life are more loved than most children of our world. Am I wrong to feel guilty? I cannot do anything about the abuse of other children nor the abuse of other dogs, but I can make the difference in my dogs' lives.
I, like all of you, love my children and my doggies so much and try to make their lives the best..

Sorry, I am sitting here teary

27th June 2006, 11:51 PM

That actually brought a tear to my eye. I have lost so many pets over the years and brought new ones into my life. I hope that I give them all that they need. Such a wonderful poem.