Friday, October 16, 2009

A Tribute to my wonderful Rebel

I realised I haven't blogged for quite some time, I had truly lost heart there for a while. A week after my last post I lost my beautiful dog Rebel, my beloved Shih Tzu. I'm one of those people that loves and cherishes a dog so deeply that my heart was broken and grieving and healing has taken some time. I threw myself into work taking on extra hours so when I came home I was so tired I couldn't you pet owners know, coming home is the joyous part of your day to be greeted with unconditional love :) Online friends helped me immensely, as I could sob at the computer without them knowing, on facebook I created a virtual garden dedicated to him (fairyland if you play) tributes and kindness flooded in from virtual strangers who are pet lovers too. A beautiful site was sent to me that floods me with tears each time: a gorgeous site....the rainbox on prepare for tears, prepare for tears

If It Should Be…..

If it be I grow frail and weak,
And pain should wake me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle can’t be won.

You will be sad – I understand,
Don’t let grief then stay your hand.
For this day, more than all the rest,
Your love and friendship stand the test.

We’ve had so many happy years,
What is to come will hold no fears.
You’d not want me to suffer…so
When the time comes, please let me go.

Take me where all my needs they’ll tend,
But stay with me until the end.
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you too will see,
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I’ve been saved.

Do not grieve that it should be you
Who must decide this thing to do.
We’ve been so close – we two – these years,
Don’t let your heart hold any tears.

this is the last photo taken of my boy just after a bath, bit wet and scruffy:)

Part of healing after time is finding the strength to move on. Last week I was blessed to adopt a puppy...a new little boy to love. I'll post about him next week as I find laughter in my life again.


  1. im so sorry for your loss leanne, {{{hugs}}} the poem is beautiful :o)


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