The Last Battle - A Poem For All Grieving Dog OwnersI found this poem before Buddy passed away and it helped me so much before and after his death. I searched for hours on the internet hoping to find something that would take the pain away as much as possible and this one was the closest. I hope it helps you.
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 done,
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 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 it's 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,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.
Please post any poems here that have helped you out - I'm sure we could all benefit from them