Happy Sammy

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Friday, 22 February 2013

A Dog's Last Will and Testament

I've sat down to write and complete this post a hundred times. Each time I try to finish it I end up having to walk away. I couldn't make it through all the things I wanted to say. I couldn't decide on a title. How do I thank everyone who loved and supported Duchess Sammy through her illness. All those kind people who sent us their support and comfort during her last days. The medical staff, the friends, the family and co-workers. I think I knew this would probably be the last post I write on this blog.

Today I realized I was trying to say things that didn't need to be said.
Sometimes words are just NEVER ENOUGH!

So today just as I decided a picture is worth a thousand words. I also decided to add some words that I think Duchess Sammy would be pleased to hear.
A wonderful poem that was shared on our friend Jean Ballard's blog "My Life With The Critters"
It was sent to Jean by her friend Gail, shortly after Jean's Beloved Charley passed away in 2011. Thank you for sharing this Jean!

A Dog's Will
Author ~ Luis Delgado
Before humans die, they write their Last Will and Testament, give their home and all they have to those they leave behind. If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I'd ask....
To a poor and lonely Stray, I'd give my happy home.
My bowl and cozy bed, soft pillows and all my toys.

The lap, which I loved so much, the tender loving touch.
The hand that stroked my fur, and sweet voice which called my name.

I'd will to the sad, scared shelter dog, the place I had in my human's loving heart,
of which there seemed no bounds.

So when I die, please do not say, "I will never have a pet again,
for the loss and pain is more than I can stand."

Instead, go find an unloved dog.
One whose life has held no joy or hope, and give MY place to HIM or HER.
This is the only thing that I can give .....The love I left behind.
This is my inheritance! My Last Will and Testament.
Duchess Sammy
15/04/02 - 07/01/13
Forever Royal