Tate by Sherry / Mommy

From Your Pets in Heaven

To have loved and then said farewell
is better than to have never loved at all.

For all of the times
that you have stooped and
touched my head, fed me

my favorite treat and returned the love
that I so unconditionally gave to you……

for the care that you gave to me so unselfishly…
for all of these things

I am grateful and thankful.

I ask that you not grieve
for the loss but rejoice
in the fact that we lived, loved and

touched each other’s lives.
My life was fuller because you were there —

not as a master/owner,
but as my friend.

Today I am as I was in my youth.
The grass is always green,
butterflies flit among

the flowers and the sun shines
gently down upon all of God’s creatures.

I can run, jump, play and
do all of the things that I did in my youth.

There is no sickness,
no aching joints, no regrets and no aging.

We await the arrival of our lifelong companions and
know that togetherness is forever.

Companions such as
you are so rare and unique.

Don’t hold the love that
you have within yourself;

give it to another like me and
then I will live forever.

For love never really dies, and you are loved
and missed as surely as we are.

Written by Ken Conover


12, July 2003