(A poem for anyone having to make the incredibly difficult decision of putting their dog to sleep.)
(photo courtesy of a buddy)
With watchful eyes, I guarded your family ritually,
Continue loving your pack the way I loved you.....unconditionally.
Showing you how to be loyal, I leave you a better man,
This is why I was sent to you, as this is every dogs' plan.
Do not cry for me you have given me a thousand baths,
Do not cry for me for I have given you a thousand laughs.
Like all canines before me, I shall leave this world with class,
I only ask that you hold my paw during the moments before I pass.
Thank you for always loving me, I take with me only memories swell,
I am feeling sleepy now......good night my friend, farewell.
by Paul Castillo
Not a poem that hasn't been done before, just tried to make it my own.