Big Dog by Carly


If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep

Then will you do what must be done
For this the last battle can’t be won.

You will be sad I understand
But don’t let grief then stay your hand.

For on this day more than the rest
Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years
You wouldn’t want me to suffer so.
When the time comes please let me go.

Take me to where to my needs they’ll tend
Only-stay with me till the end.

And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you will agree it is a kindness you do to me
Although my tail its last has waved
From pain and suffering I have been saved.

Don’t grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We’ve been so close we two these years
Don’t let your heart hold any tears.



Big Dog
13, March 2000