You came into my life one day,
so beautiful and smart,
my dear and sweet companion,
I loved you from the start.
And though I knew the time would come,
when we would have to part,
you’ll never be forgotten,
you left paw prints on my heart.
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.
Ch Sems Kyi Bu A-shu – “Shu”
(26.03.2003 – 17.08.2020)
You no longer greet me,
As I walk through the door.
You’re not there to make me smile,
To make me laugh anymore.
Life seems quiet without you,
You were far more than a pet.
You were a family member, a friend,… a loving soul I’ll never forget.
It will take time to heal –
For the silence to go away.
I still listen for you,
And miss you every day.
You were such a great companion,
Constant, loyal and true.
My heart will always wear,
the pawprints left by you.
VCh ISPA Rombon Nanda Devi – “Nanda”
(30.12.1998 – 11.06.2015)
Video: Nandi v slovo / Nanda goodbye
As I sit in Heaven and watch you everyday
I try to let you know with signs I never went away.
I hear when you’re laughing, and watch you as you sleep.
I even place my arms around you, to calm you as you weep.
I see you wish the days away, begging to have me home.
So I try to send you signs, so you know your not alone.
Don’t feel guilty that you have life that was denied to me,
Heaven is truly beautiful, Just you wait and see.
So live your life, laugh again, enjoy yourself, be free.
Then I know with every breath you take,
You’ll be taking one for me.
Ch Pan-dara Lamleh von Nama-schu – “Tara”
(28.02.2001 – 26.10.2013)
Video: Tari v slovo / Tara goodbye
My body is gone but I’m always near.
I’m everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I’ll never depart
as long as you keep me alive in your heart.
I’ll never wander out of your sight-
I’m the brightest star on a summer night.
I’ll never be beyond your reach-
I’m the warm moist sand when you’re at the beach.
I’m the colorful leaves when fall comes around
and the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
I’m the beautiful flowers of which you’re so fond,
The clear cool water in a quiet pond.
I’m the first bright blossom you’ll see in the spring,
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
I’m the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,
and you’ll see that the face in the moon is mine.
When you start thinking there’s no one to love you,
you can talk to me through the Stars above you.
I’ll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees,
and you’ll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.
I’m the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
and the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.
I’m the smile you see on a baby’s face.
Just look for me, friend, I’m everyplace!