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Putting your dog to sleep is never easy but take comfort in this...


A Dog's Last Battle


Author Unknown


When I grow old or sick and weak
And pain would keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
When life's last battle can't be won?
Please don't be sad, I understand,
But don't let grief stay your hand.
 For on this day, above all the rest
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We've had so many happy years,

Don't spoil it now with pain and tears.
You wouldn't want me to suffer so,
When that time comes, please, let me go.
Take me where to my needs they'll tend,
But please, stay with me to the end,
Hold me close and talk to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

 It's one last kindness you do for me.


So please don't cry.  It must be you
Who decides this thing we both must do;
We've been so close for all these years,
Let not your heart hold any tears.

When from silent suffering I've been saved.

You'll know somewhere my tail has waved.

and I was strengthened by the scent of you

In this last battle I will do.




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