Imagine a Beautiful Journey of Love we Trust
that only God and our Dog will travel with us
This Story is created not only as a Memorial for our pet
But for our Friends we will never forget

When you bring a pet into your life, you begin a journey...a journey that will bring you more love and devotion than you have ever known, yet also test your strength and courage
If you allow, the journey will teach you many things, about life, about yourself, and most of all, about love

Too many times we rush to complete the trail rather than enjoy the journey
We miss the details...the colorful mushrooms on the rotting log, the honeycomb in the old maple snag, the hawk feather caught on a twig
Once we walk as a dog does, we discover a whole new world
We stop...we browse the landscape, we kick over leaves, peek in tree holes, look up, down, all around

And we learn what any dog knows: that nature has created a marvelously complex world
It does not matter that your house will become muddier and hairier
You will learn the true measure of love...the steadfast, undying kind that says, "It doesn't matter where we are or what we do, or how life treats us as long as we are together"
" Respect this always
It is the most precious gift any living soul can give another"

If you pay attention and learn well, when the journey is done, you will be not just a better person, but the person your pet always knew you to be - the one they were proud to call beloved friend
I must caution you that this journey is not without pain
Like all paths of true love, the pain is part of loving
For as surely as the sun sets, one day your dear animal companion will follow a trail cannot yet go down
And you will have to find the strength and love to let them go

Deep down we somehow always knew that this journey would end
We knew that if we gave our hearts they would be broken
But give them we must for it is all they ask in return
When the time comes, and the road curves ahead to a place we cannot see, we give one final gift and let them run on ahead - young and whole once more

"Godspeed, my sweet friend," we say, until our journey comes full circle and our paths cross again
Never Abandon An "Old Friend" You Can Never Find One Who Can Take their Place

Page Designed by Fran G. Feb. 16, 2009
Author of this writing is Unknown To Me

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