In loving memory of our Teddy who we love so much. Teddy will be greatly missed and be in our hearts forever.
Teddy was my best friend for the past 11 years, we did everything together and now that he is gone I am not sure what I am going to do..... He was more then my pet he was my baby.......
I love you with all of my heart and I miss you so very much. I cant stop thinking about you. Everyday when I get home I still expect to see you there. I just never pictured my life without you in it. Anyone who knew me, knew that you were my heart. You went everywhere that I went and I spoiled you rotten. There was nothing in this world that I wouldnt do for you. I remember holding you that Wednesday and telling the vet that I just couldnt do it, I told him I think we are making a mistake. He let me have a few moments alone with you and as I held you and spoke to you I saw it in your eyes, a different stare you gave me that day. You didnt look good baby, you looked really sick but I just wasnt ready to let you go. When the vet came back he told me that you had so much fluid in your lungs, that any slight movement would make you short of breath. He told me that you would feel better on oxygen, but that there was no way we could put you on oxygen everyday. I was terrified, I never wanted you to suffer and seeing you in pain was breaking my heart. I didnt want you to be alone so I stayed with you and told you how much I loved you and how much I was going to miss you. You feel fast asleep and you looked so peaceful. I kissed you and kissed you and just didnt want to leave the room. I had you and you had me and as I left you that day I realized that I was all alone in this world now. I went home and held your baby pillow and cried myself to sleep, I felt so awful because I didnt know if you were ever going to forgive me. When I woke up the next morning I swear I thought it was a dream, I looked for you and you werent there. I cant say I excepted the fact that you were gone, it didnt really hit me until I recieved the phone call that your ashes were ready to be picked up. When I picked your ashes up it was like losing you all over again, but this time it felt real. Sweetheart, I am so sorry!!!! If I could turn back time I would. You taught me how to love unconditionally and for that I will always be grateful. Thank you Teddy for being the best companion that anyone could ever ask for. You were perfect in every single way and although my heart is broken without you at least I know you are no longer in any pain.
We will meet again.... over the Rainbow Bridge.... I will hold you again one day.....
You meant everything to me and I will never forget you TEDDY.....
A Dog's Prayer
by Beth Norman Harris
Treat me kindly, my beloved master, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of mine.
Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I should lick your hand between the blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me the things you would have me do.
Speak to me often, for your voice is the world's sweetest music, as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail when your footstep falls upon my waiting ear.
When it is cold and wet, please take me inside, for I am now a domesticated animal, no longer used to bitter elements. And I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting at your feet beside the hearth. Though you had no home, I would rather follow you through ice and snow than rest upon the softest pillow in the warmest home in all the land, for you are my god and I am your devoted worshipper.
Keep my pan filled with fresh water, for although I should not reproach you were it dry, I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst. Feed me clean food, that I may stay well, to romp and play and do your bidding, to walk by your side, and stand ready, willing and able to protect you with my life should your life be in danger.
And, beloved master, should the great Master see fit to deprive me of my health or sight, do not turn me away from you. Rather hold me gently in your arms as skilled hands grant me the merciful boon of eternal rest -- and I will leave you knowing with the last breath I drew, my fate was ever safest in your hands.