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    I love this but it makes me tear up.

    A Cavalier Loaned
    "I'll lend you for a little time
    A child of Mine." He said.
    "For you to love him while he lives
    And mourn for when he's dead.
    It may be six or seven years
    Or twenty-two or three
    But will you, till I call him back
    Take care of him for Me?
    He'll bring his charms to gladden you
    And should his stay be brief,
    You'll have his lovely memories
    As solace for your grief.

    I cannot promise he will stay
    Since all from Earth return,
    But there are lessons taught down there
    I want this Cavi to learn.
    I've looked this wide world over
    In my search for teacher's true,
    And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes,
    I have selected you;
    Now will you give him all your love,
    Nor think the labour vain
    Nor hate Me when I come to call
    And take him back again?

    I fancied that I heard them say,
    "Dear Lord, They will be done,
    For all the joy Thy cavi shall bring,
    For the risk of grief we'll run.
    We'll shelter him with tenderness,
    We'll love him while we may,
    And for the happiness we've known,
    Forever grateful stay.
    But should the angels call for him
    Much sooner than we planned,
    We'll brave the bitter grief that comes
    And try to understand."

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    Anne Proud mother of Elton 5 and Angel Ella

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    Oh Annie
    Marie-Anne taken over by
    Hattie (Blenheim) Poppy (Blenheim) + Lucy (Shih-tzu)
    Louie, Joss, Peppa, Megan, Victoria all waiting patiently at the Bridge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wagtails View Post
    Oh Annie
    Isn't it so beautiful

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    Anne Proud mother of Elton 5 and Angel Ella

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    I saw this in a book last year after Sonny had left us. It's such a beautiful poignant verse isn't it? I still well up reading it and it just makes me want to hold Kaley close.
    Carol

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    Sonny ,Blen ( at the Bridge)

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    really beautiful and so true!
    Desrae, guardian of two tri-coloured cavaliers, Belle 3 years old and Bobby 1 year/8 months.

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    Pass the tissues. Poems like this always make me cry because they hit so close to home.
    Joyce - Proudly owned & loved by

    BellaMia (Aug. 30, 2012) My Beautiful Ruby Milo (Jan. 20, 2014) My Handsome Tri
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    April 16, 2000~April 4, 2012) Always and Forever In My Heart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sydneys Mom View Post
    Pass the tissues. Poems like this always make me cry because they hit so close to home.
    Me too
    ---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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    Makes me think of Jade, Ella and all those Cavs who have left us.
    Kathleen
    Thomas (tri-colour) & Jade (blenheim) waiting at the Bridge

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    Oh I have just joined and I am in floods reading that poem, it's so beautiful. I dread the day that I lose my beautiful Rossi, who has just been diagnosed with syringomyelia.

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