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    God's Lent Pets

    I'll lend you for a little while a pet of mine, God said
    For you to love the while it lives and mourn for when it's dead
    It may be ten or eleven years or even more you see
    But will you "till I call it back" take care of it for me?
    It'll bring its charms to gladden you and should its stay be brief
    You'll always have the memories as solace in your grief.

    I cannot promise it will stay since all from earth return
    But there are lessons taught below I want this pet to learn
    I've looked the whole world over in my search for teachers true
    And from the folk that crowd life's lane I have chosen you
    Now will you give it all your love and not think the labour vain?
    Nor hate me when I come to take this lent Pet back again.

    I fancy that I heard them say, "Dear God thy will be done
    For all the joys this pet will bring the risk of grief we'll run
    We will shelter it with tenderness, we'll love it while we may
    And for all the happiness we've ever known we'll ever grateful stay
    But should the Angels call him much sooner than we planned
    We will brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand"

    Aileen
    cavaliers at the bridge Mattie and Rocky & Sam & Jake
    Better to light a candle for one lost dog than to curse the darkness of man's indifference. Saving just one dog won't change the world but it surely will change the world for that one dog.

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    Fran,

    that is lovely, thanks for sharing,

    Alison, Wilts, U.K.

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    what a wonderful poem..

    When my dog Xena died my dad told me that God's animals are always His animals - He just lends them to us to teach us new lessons and to make us happy and comfort us in our times of grief. I really believe that.

    Thanks for sharing Aileen!
    Sara, mommy to Kosmo ~ 4 year blenheim boy and Faith 3 year b/t girl *rescue*

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    Quote Originally Posted by arasara
    what a wonderful poem..

    When my dog Xena died my dad told me that God's animals are always His animals - He just lends them to us to teach us new lessons and to make us happy and comfort us in our times of grief. I really believe that.

    Thanks for sharing Aileen!
    Your dad sounds like a special man. I love that thought!
    Cathy
    Loving mom to Jake, Shelby and Micah

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