Sunday, October 28, 2007

Fare thee well, Missy

Well, Missy and Lulu are together again at last. We said goodbye to Missy yesterday, a cold and blustery day, just the sort of day for a funeral. I was really heartsick to think of her in the cold wet ground last night... Lulu is growing an orange tree and we got a mandarin tree for Missy.

Tell you what though, Lulu won't be able to recognise Missy beyond the Rainbow Bridge! She will be young again, and oh-so-sprightly. They will run the fields together until we join them.

At almost 15, Missy has been living on borrowed time. She was blind, half-deaf and skinny beyond greyhound skinny! She eats so much but just can't put the weight on. Well for the past few weeks she has been having trouble getting out of her beanbag, even to go to the toilet. It was sad to put her to sleep but not the same sort of sadness as with Lulu --- I know she's had a good life and I'm just lucky I got to spend some of it with her.

Here is a pic of them together in happier times...

A Pet's Prayer

If it be I grow frail and weak
And pain should wake me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle can't be won.

You will be sad I understand
Don't let your grief then stay your hand.
For this day, more than all the rest,
Your love and friendship stand the test,
We've had so many happy years,
What is to come will hold no fears,
You'd not want me to suffer... so
When the time comes,
Please let me go.

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

I know in time you too will see,
It is kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.

Do not grieve that it should be you
Who must decide this thing to do
We've been so close, we two, these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

Smile, for we walked together for a little while

(From Pocket Inspirations)


Shona said...

I am so sorry to hear this Irene. It doesn't seem fair to loose to loved pets in such a short time. Maybe Missy missed Lulu and just wanted to be with her.
Thinking of you

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