A Request From Our Friend's

Shortly after I had to have our HollyMae put to sleep I ran across this in our local paper. I dont think I could say it any better then this. I had never seen it before but would like to share it with you. It helped me to know that I did the right thing.
A Dog's Plea
Treat me kindly my beloved friend, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me.
Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I might lick your hand between blow's, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me the thing's you would have me learn.
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 the sound of your footstep fall's upon my waiting ear.
Please take me inside when it is cold and wet, for I am a domesticated animal no longer accustomed to bitter elements. I ask no greater glory than the priviledge of sitting at your feet beside the hearth.
Keep my pan filled with fresh water, for I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst.
Feed me clean food that I might 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 my friend, when I am very old, and I no longer enjoy good health, hearing and sight, do not make heroic effort's to keep me going, I am not having any fun.
Please see that my trusting life is taken gently. I shall leave this earth knowing with the last breath I draw that my fate was alway's safe in your hand's.

By Beth Norman Harris
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51-55, M
Jul 21, 2010