Feb 14, 2018

A Pet's Ten Commandments And so Much More ~

Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, those quiet friends,
is that they carry away with them so many years of our lives...

When Brutus died a friend sent this poem to me. 
 It's beautiful, but to this day whenever I read it it 
makes me cry.  One day it may be better.

You'll Meet Me In The Light

I know that you can't see me, but trust me I'm right here. 
Although I'm up in Heaven, my love for you stays near.
So often I see you crying, many times you call my name. 
I want so much to lick your face and ease some of your pain.
I wish that I could make you see that Heaven indeed is real. 
If you could see me run and play, how much better you would feel.
But our loving God has promised me that when the time is right,
 you'll step out of the darkness and meet me in the light.

Every so often I repost this article. Today I would like to do the same again. 
 It is the exact post, and things have changed.  Our Brutus has died. Then 
came Shadow.  Our little Shadow lived for just 4 months.  Those 4 
months he sure left little paw prints in our lives as well.

Our family has been through the death of 3 fur babies in less than 3 years.  
The scars remain, but Arvid and I have brought into our lives a new 
fur baby who soon would have been with us for 2 years now.  Little 
Sniff is definitely a happy boy and is already "training" us. 

My sister Mala and family also lost their baby boy Jaxen.  Sachin is still 
heartbroken and even with the addition of another four legged friend, 
Sachin is still not fully accepting as yet.  Rio, the new puppy
 in their lives has brought smiles and laughter to Mala, Gopaul,
 Reshma and Sachin when no one is looking.  Yes, there 
is always a lot of love left to be given.

For all of us that are lucky to have a pet you will relate to these
 Ten Commandments.  For those that don't, I believe you will also be
 able to understand the bond a pet owner and their pets share.

Everyone knows that a house is not the same without a pet. 
 The emptiness that they leave in our lives is unimaginable.  I
know because I lived it, and every so often it hits me
all over again.  Thankfully Sniff now fills that void.

I don't believe in this "Rainbow Bridge"...  But if there is any such thing
 then I hope Brutus, Shadow, Buddy, my other kitties and Jax are
together.  Keeping each other company and playing together.
 It's a happy thought.  Really wished it brought me comfort.
 For some it does for others it's empty words.

Below are some "rules" you should be aware of before you decide to 
bring a fur baby into your lives.  They are not a cute little something to 
have for a moment and then get rid of because they did something
 you did not like or approve of.  It's like having a child.  Would
 you give your child away just because he/she misbehaved?

To everyone with a pet...your pet needs you most when they are not 
at their best.   Just like a child needs its parent, pets need their mamas 
and dadas also.  Remember, A house is not a home without a pet; until
 one has loved an animal,  a part of one's soul remains unawakened.

My four legged friend of fur and paws from whom I had to part. My loyal kind,
 and loving friend left PAW PRINTS on my heart.  The bond with a 
pet is as lasting as the ties of this earth can be...