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I saw this on FB. 

My dear human,

I see that you are crying, for it is my moment to leave. Don’t cry, please. I want to explain some things to you.
You’re sad because I left, but I’m glad I met you.
How many dogs like me die daily without meeting someone special like you?

I know it saddens you my departure, but I had to go now.
I want to ask you not to blame yourself for anything. I heard you sobbing that you should have done something else for me. Don’t say that, you’ve done a lot for me! Without you I would have known nothing of the beauty I carry with me today.
You must know that we animals live the present intensely and we are very wise: we enjoy every little thing every day, and forget the bad past quickly. Our lives begin when we know love, the same love you gave me, my angel without wings and two legs.

Know that even if you find an animal that is seriously injured, and that you only have a little bit of time in this world, you provide a huge service by accompanying you in your final transition.

None of us likes to be alone, except when we realize it’s time to leave.

Maybe for you it’s not so important that one of you is next to us caressing us and holding our paw, helps us go in peace.
No more crying, please. I’ll be happy. I have in memory the name you gave me, the warmth of your house that in this time became mine. I take the sound of your voice talking to me, even though I don’t always understand what you were saying to me.
I carry in my heart every caress you gave me.

Everything you did was very valuable to me and I thank you endlessly, I don’t know how to tell you, because I don’t speak your language, but surely in my eyes you could see my gratitude.

I’m just gonna ask for two favors. Wash your face and start smiling.

Remember how good we live together these moments, remember the antics I made to cheer you up.
Relive like me all the good we share in this time.
And do not say you will not adopt another animal, because you have suffered a lot from my departure. Without you I would not live the beauties I lived.

Please don’t do this! There are many like me waiting for someone like you.

Give them what you gave me, please, they need it just like I needed you.

Don’t keep the love you have to give, for fear of suffering.
Follow my advice, cherish the good you share with each of us, recognizing that you are an angel to us animals, and that without people like you our life would be harder than sometimes it is.
Follow your noble task, now it’s up to me to be your angel.
I will accompany you in your path and help you help others like me.

I will talk to other animals who are here with me, I will tell you everything you have done for me and I will point and say proudly: “that’s my family”.

Tonight, when you look at the sky and see a blinking star I want you to know that it’s me flashing an eye; warning you that I arrived well and telling you “thank you for the love you gave me”.
I say goodbye now not saying ” goodbye “, but ” see you later “.
There is a special sky for people like you, the sky where we go and life reward us by making us meet there.
I’ll be waiting for you!”

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BEAUTIFUL! Thank you Michelle, that is so well said and perfectly describes how I try to see things when my heart hurts over the loss of an animal. It’s hard, but their wisdom is so true.

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Every single sentiment  that was expressed  waa absolitely spot on!   …..Our lives vefine when we know love………the house that, in time, became mine…….

Haha!  I think we can add… the bed that, in time,  became mine😊

The “author'” is not “unknpwn”.  The “author” is every single one pf our dogs and cats who we loved…and loved us back💖.

I could hear mh Hapoy Hannah  in this….I could hear your Sassy….and I kmow ALL of our beloved friends here could hear their Spirits speaking to them through these words.

Thank you so much for sharing  this treasure.   I KNOW iy will being comfort to anyone who reads it.

Love uou😙

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geeeesh Michelle….   I’m usually the one who posts all these poems and sayings and now I am sitting here blubbering like a fool… 


thank you for sharing that.. it’s beautiful.. and made me smilethrough the tears.

Christine… with Franklin and Maggie always in my heart….heartheartheart

Franklin, he was the Happiest Dog on Three Legs! Diagnosed 09/26/2012 with Osteosarcoma, amputated 12/4/2012.  Had a wonderful 5 1/2 months painfree until he ran for the Bridge on 5/15/2013.  Always in my heart, and always a guardian angel of my pack...   You can follow his Tripawd Adventures, before and after, in my blog, Frank'n'Farter!

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