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08-01-2004, 01:04 PM
My brother and sister in law's chocolate lab passed away last night and I would like to write up a rememberence for him.
Do any of you have a really nice poem that would be comforting to them. Rocky was such a good boy and fought awfully hard to beat his cancer. He was 12 years old...almost made it to 13.

08-01-2004, 01:09 PM
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

08-01-2004, 01:11 PM
Rocky sweet Labby boy
Beloved of us all,
And forever in our hearts
Sweet and silly Rocky dog
Wiggly, merry and a puppy at heart
Sweet as chocolate you were
Strong and able, a fighter to the end
Rocky dear sweet Labby boy
Rest in peace and watch over your family
Their sweet as chocolate angel from on high

08-01-2004, 01:14 PM
I have just come across this poem (It has had me crying for the last 10 minutes though :( )

I am terribly sorry about your Brother and SILs loss :(.

I Remember
I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying. You found it hard to sleep.

I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."

I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times your hands reached down to me.

I was with you at the shops today. Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to re-assure you, that I'm not lying there.

I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "It's me."

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.

It's possible for me to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."

You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew...
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning
and say "Good-night, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."

And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.

I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out... then come home to be with me.

Author unknown

08-01-2004, 01:21 PM
Here's one I wrote...

When a beloved pet perishes...
his or her soul stays forever
in the hearts of everyone it touched
especially the ones of which it occupied
during it's blissful stay on Earth.

When a beloved pet perishes...
everything reminds us of it;
the loving touch, the clever antics
even some of the things that brought sadness
whereas their faces always brought smiles

When a beloved pet perishes...
it waits for you to come through the gates;
ecstatic, youthful, and benign.
with happy wiggles all over its body
so it can great you once again,
and forever, you stay by eachother's side.

Because.. When a beloved pet perishes;
It's never gone nor perished completely
It lives in the hearts of those it touched;
and never shall it be forgotten.

08-01-2004, 01:23 PM
That is beautiful Kay *More tears*.

08-01-2004, 03:05 PM
Thank you! These are all great. I think I will use 'I Remember'...it just really fits the relationship they had with Rocky.