last night. After a bitter battle with cancer. He was only 6 1/2 years old.
Lend Me a Pup
I will lend to you for awhile
a puppy, God said,
For you to love him while he lives
and to mourn for him when he is gone.
Maybe for 12 or 14 years,
or maybe for 2 or 3
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 always have his memories
as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise that he will stay
since all from Earth return,
But there are lessons taught below
I want this pup to learn.
I’ve looked the whole world over
in seach of teachers true
And from the fold that crowd life’s land
I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love
Nor think the labor vain,
nor hate me when I come to take my pup back again?
I fancied that I heard them say,
“Dear Lord, They Will Be Done,”
For all the joys this pup will bring
the risk of grief you’ll run.
Will you shelter him with tenderness,
Will you love him while you may?
And for the happiness you’ll know forever grateful stay.
But should I call him back
much sooner than you’ve planned,
please brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.
If, by your love, you’ve managed
my wishes to achieve,
In memory of him that you’ve loved,
cherish every moment with your faithful bundle, and know he loved you too.
- Author Unknown
I am so sorry for your loss. You have my thoughts and prayers
<br /><br />"in moments of joy, all of us wish we possessed a tail we could wag."<br />w.h. auden<br /><br />"This is worse than a divorce... I've lost half of my net worth and I still have my wife"
I'm very sorry. Run free Seamus.
So VERY sorry! * ding*
Karen, Mom to the Lab Monkeys:
Daisy DoBug YL 7 yr old
Kiana YL 5/2006
Piglet 4/2006 Lab @ Heart
**Bella Mia 5 yo (RIP~2/07)**
*Molly Blu 2.5 yr old (RIP~7/06)*
LOLIN.ORG Saving one lab at a time.
It is devastating news, Nancy. My heart goes out to you in a way I cannot describe. :'(
My Seamus was named after your Seamus. I'll ask him to carry the torch...
Seamus and Flynn
I am so sorry
So sorry for you loss.
I'm so, so sorry :'( Run free sweet Seamus...run.