Memorial created 04-7-2016 by
February 16 2005 - March 12 2016
In loving memory of our Duke who we love so much. Duke will be greatly missed and be in our hearts forever.
On March 12, 2016 me and my son Cameron had to make the dificult choice and say goodbye to our beloved Italian Greyhound Duke. He was a very loved family member and is missed greatly. He was diagnosed with cancer and lived approximately one year after we got the diagnosis. He grew up with my son Cameron and they were best friends. The past few weeks have been extremely difficult. I get comfort knowing he is no longer in pain and at the Rainbow Bridge with our sweet Otis and they are both playing and having fun and I know that one day I will get to see them both.
Making that choice was very hard as we did not want him to start suffering yet we did not want to let him go either. But he is with us and always will be. He will always be in out hearts and one day we will see him again-- I have no doubt in that. He blessed our lives for many years and now he is our angel watching over us.
Duke-- Me and Cameron love you so very much and we are so sorry for what we had to do, please understand, it is what we thought was right, to keep you from suffering. We will always love you and will always miss you . You will never be forgotten. We love you more than you will ever know!!
IF IT SHOULD BE
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 will tend, Only, stay with me to 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.
We Love You!!!-- Mom and Cameron
I lost a treasured friend today,
the little dog who use to lay,
His gentle head upon my knee
and shared his silent thoughts with me.
He'll come no longer to my call.
Retrieve no more his favorite ball.
A voice far greater than my own
Has called him to his golden throne.
Althought my eyes are filed with tears.
I thank him for he happy years
He let him spend down here with me
And for his love and loyalty.
When it is time for me to go
And join him there, this much I know
I shall not fear the transient dark
For he will greet me with a bark.
I ONLY WANTED YOU
They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true.
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.
A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.
If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.
I'M STILL HERE
Friend, please don’t mourn for me
I’m still here, though you don’t see.
I’m right by your side each night and day
and within your heart I long to stay.
My body is gone but I’m always near.
I’m everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I’ll never depart
as long as you keep me alive in your heart.
I’ll never wander out of your sight-
I’m the brightest star on a summer’s night.
I’ll never be beyond your reach-
I’m the warm moist sand when you’re at the beach.
I’m the colorful leaves when fall comes around
and the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
I’m the beautiful flowers of which you’re so fond,
The clear cool water in a quiet pond.
I’m the first bright blossom you’ll see in the spring,
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
I’m the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,
and you’ll see that the face in the moon shine is mine.
When you start thinking there’s no one to love you,
you can talk to through the Lord up above you.
I’ll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees,
and you’ll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.
I’m the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
and the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.
I’m the smile you see on a baby’s face.
Just look for me friend, I’m every place!
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