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 Poems and prayers for pets
 
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We hope you find some comfort in these prayers and poems for the pets that we have loved and lost.

Poems and prayers for pets who have died / passed over the Rainbow Bridge


Poems and prayers for owners facing the anticipated death of a beloved pet
       or the difficult decision of euthanasia on humane grounds


Uplifting and inspirational stories after the death of a pet
       Answers to the question, do dogs go to heaven?.
       Plus The Rainbow Bridge Poem and the Rainbow Connection Song

 Poems and prayers for pets that are lost or missing


We welcome your original poems or prayers for publication here. Please send your contribution to team@petsonthenet.co.nz stating the source and author where known. Thank you.


Poems and Prayers for Pets who have died...


Half a Day Left

Just half a day left
For this rag-tag cat
Just half a day left
In a gutter at that 

But God whispered softly
From one heart to another
Until removed from the gutter
By someone called Mother

She took me to her own loving home
Warm cloths to gently clean my face
Then a special warm bed to snuggle
Where I was tended with grace

Food and water was offered
Though too sick to take much
The best nourishment she gave
Were soft words comfort and touch 

Just half a day left
For this lovely black cat
Who now is in Heaven
Content in God’s lap

"All this is possible" the cat told God
"For in that gutter my life was waning
Yet now in Heaven healthy and new
Because my Mother blessed me with naming"

"Which allowed me to stand before you and say,
A name is the pass to Heaven Dear Lord"
"Someone cared enough to love me, so
My name is Edgar, please bless the woman below."
 

By Sara "Maggie" Michael for Edgar who passed away January 16 2009






Knowing
If I had known that on that day our time was near the end
I would have done things differently, my forever friend.
I would have stayed right next to you deep into the night
but I thought I'd see you in the early morning light.

And so I said "Good night" to you as I walked in through the door
never thinking of the time when I'd see you no more.
But if I had known that on that day our time was at the end
I would have done things so differently, my forever friend.

Written by Sally Evans for Shoo-Fly

I came across your beautiful site and thought to send you the entrance page poem from my website. The website is a memorial to my forever cottontail friend Shoo-Fly. Although gone to the Bridge almost four years ago there is never a day that he doesn't cross my mind and heart.

For more, please click to see Shoo Flys online memorial on petsonthenet.co.nz...

The My Forever Friend Memorial Website:
http://www.geocities.com/bunnylvr72001/My_Forever_Friend.html





To Sneakers
 
She arrived in spring

Like a fresh gentle breeze

She was injured and starving

Curious and hopeful

A loving, trusting feline...

She was strong and unflinching

Vivacious and lively

She was radiant...she was youthful

She was ours...

We shared her raptures and sorrows

Her ups and her downs

Her life...

Now it is spring again..
But this time she has to go

Her spirit and essence will always live through us

She will eternally remain within us...

She will forever feel our love....
 

Jeanne Fiedler



A Dog for Jesus
(Where dogs go when they die)

I wish someone had given Jesus a dog.
As loyal and loving as mine.
To sleep by His manger and gaze in His eyes
And adore Him for being divine.

As our Lord grew to manhood His faithful dog,
Would have followed Him all through the day.
While He preached to the crowds and made the sick well
And knelt in the garden to pray.
It is sad to remember that Christ went away.
To face death alone and apart.
With no tender dog following close behind,
To comfort its Master's Heart.
And when Jesus rose on that Easter morn,
How happy He would have been,
As His dog kissed His hand and barked it's delight,
For The One who died for all men.

Well, the Lord has a dog now, I just sent Him mine,
The old pal so dear to me.
And I smile through my tears on this first day alone,
Knowing they're in eternity.
Day after day, the whole day through,
Wherever my road inclined,
Four feet said, "Wait, I'm coming with you!"
And trotted along behind.

Rudyard Kipling


Missing You
I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying. You found it hard to sleep.

I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."

I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times your hands reached down to me.

I was with you at the shops today. Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to re-assure you, that I'm not lying there.

I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "It's me."

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.

It's possible for me to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."

You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew...
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning
and say "Good-night, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."

And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.

I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out... then come home to be with me.

Colleen Fitzsimmons


We welcome your original poems or prayers for publication here. Please send your contribution to team@petsonthenet.co.nz stating the source and author where known. Thank you.


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