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Saying good-bye from a pet's point of view

If your pet could talk you through those last few moments, what do think he or she would say? Having many pets over many years I can attest to this amazing truth: pets live to give us joy, comfort and laughter. Even in their final fading moments their eyes look to us with compassion. I found this poem, written by an unknown author, that will help you understand what thoughts may be in a pet's mind as they say farewell.

THE LAST BATTLE 

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.

~Unknown

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