I've been posting about cats to help ease the pain of my Sasquatch.
Hope you've enjoyed the posts. He brought such joy to Smokey & me.
His tribute -
I had to let my furbaby, Sasquatch, go today. He had inoperable cancer & was not doing well. I realized something was wrong when he didn't respond to Smokey's play invitations.
He was affectionate to the end. Up this morning for his daily snuggle/purr session. Smokey had followed him around & guarded the closet door as Sasquatch hid inside. He only complained when the vet had trouble finding a good vein. Never a bite or serious growl.
He'll get a warm reception at Rainbow Bridge from Willie, Mr Paws & Tribble.
In memory of my silly goofy Sasquatch.
Pet Prayer (adapted from Egyptian Book of the Dead)
Be merciful, Lords and Judges of the Dead.
I ask of you to grant safe passage to my Sasquatch,
Because he was innocent of evil.
He did not steal, He did not kill,
He did not do wrong, He did not lie,
He did not make anyone weep.
But he brought joy and love
In a humble human's life.
Be kind, Rulers of the Underworld,
And welcome Sasquatch in your Kingdom.
Sandpaper kisses On a cheek or a chin
That is the way for a day to begin!
Sandpaper kisses A cuddle & a purr.
I have an alarm clock That's covered in fur!
If I Should Grow Frail
If it should be that I grow frail & weak
& pain does 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 & 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 my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end.
& hold me firm & 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 & suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must now 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.
Some furrfriends come into our lives and quickly go.
Some furrfriends move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to new understanding
With the passing whisper of their wisdom.
Some furrfriends make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.
They stay in our lives for awhile,
Leave pawprints in our hearts,
And we are never, ever the same again.
Request From Rainbow Bridge
Weep not for me though I am gone
Into that gentle night.
Grieve if you will, but not for long
Upon my soul's sweet flight.
I am at peace, my soul's at rest
There is no need for tears.
For with your love I was so blessed
For all those many years.
There is no pain, I suffer not,
The fear now all is gone.
Put now these things out of your thoughts,
In your memory I live on.
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife.
Please do not dwell upon my death,
But celebrate my life.
The Rainbow Bridge - inspired by Norse legend
By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,
Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of man and woman do run,
When their time on earth is over and done.
For here, between this world and the next,
Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and they play,
Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.
No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,
For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,
Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.
They romp thru the grass, without even a care,
Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.
All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,
Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.
For just at that instant, their eyes have met;
Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past,
The time of their parting is over at last.
The sadness they felt while they were apart,
Has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with a love that will last forever,
and then, side-by-side, they cross over. Together.