Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Forever K

You were one courageous and special girl, K, and we will never forget you. Godspeed.

You're giving me a special gift,
So sorrowfully endowed,
And through these last few cherished days,
Your courage makes me proud.

But really, love is knowing
When your best friend is in pain,
And understanding earthly acts
Will only be in vain.

So looking deep into your eyes,
Beyond, into your soul,
I see in you the magic, that will
Once more make me whole.

The strength that you possess,
Is why I look to you today,
To do this thing that must be done,
For it's the only way.

That strength is why I've followed you,
And chose you as my friend,
And why I've loved you all these years...
My partner 'til the end.

Please, understand just what this gift,
You're giving, means to me,
It gives me back the strength I've lost,
And all my dignity.

You take a stand on my behalf,
For that is what friends do.
And know that what you do is right,
For I believe it too.

So one last time, I breathe your scent,
And through your hand I feel,
The courage that's within you,
To now grant me this appeal.

Cut the leash that holds me here,
Dear friend, and let me run,
Once more a strong and steady dog,
My pain and struggle done.

And don't despair my passing,
For I won't be far away,
Forever here, within your heart,
And memory I'll stay

I'll be there watching over you,
Your ever faithful friend,
And in your memories I'll run,
...a young dog once again.

In Memory of Asta, Feb. 1997
(c) Karen Clouston

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly


Ziggy Stardust said...

That is a beautiful tribute to K. I know you feel the sadness for her family. My thought and prayers are with them. K is running free without pain or worry.

Anne and Sasha

Unknown said...

We love you K, this is a great tribute for K, I'm sure she really love this much.

Dog Shock Collar | Puppy Bond

Unknown said...

So beautiful...poignant....

Gin, Bud n Shadow

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

Sorry to hear about your furend...

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi Mitch and Molly, beautiful tribute. We understand how you feel.

Jack & Moo said...

Sad woos for K and her pack, forever loved, forever missed. And thanks fur posting such a lovely tribute, we're all leaky over here now....

Jack, Moo & mama Pat

NanaNor's said...

Hi,I cried when I read KB's post and now I'm crying again. This is a wonderful poem that truly sums up what our beloved pups would want, but it is sure hard to walk through that time. So much love is going out to KB now. Thanks for posting this.
Noreen & Hunter

Sweet William The Scot said...

Oh how our hearts ache when we have to travel that last journey with our beloved companion. We are sad for K's family.
Thanks for being our friend
Sweet William The Scot

I am going back an look at post I missed.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

So very sad and yet what an inspiration K and KB have been for all of us. What an impact they have made!

Beautiful tribute.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

rottrover said...

That's a beautiful poem...

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Oh Sue the end of life is so hard!!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Thank you, thank you for posting this beautiful poem as a tribute to our K.
K touched us all so deeply, and we all feel at a loss. And were so deeply saddened because we know her familys heart is so sad now.
Thank you again for these beautiful words.

Shawn said...

Such a beautiful tribute.
Too many have left for the Bridge recently, there must be a glorious party up there! Unfortunately, so many broken hearts are left behind to pick up the pieces without their furbabies.
Your furiend,

Mollie said...

That was a lovely poem. Sadly we didn't know K.
Hugs Mollie and Alfie x

The Army of Four said...

What a brave puppy - and such beautiful words.

Mrs Mac said...

I am sorry for your loss....
I cannot read the poem right now, as I fear Scooter is preparing for Rainbow Bridge..... possibly tomorrow, maybe a day or two more with luck, but he is going, I think, his back legs are so weak, he has had so many seizures since Saturday.... my poor baby... my friend of over 19 years... please send some uber barks for him, and nuzzles as he rests....

Barbara said...

What a lovely tribute. We will miss K's adventures. Stay safe.

Teddy Bear said...

That was a beautiful tribute, Mitch and Molly.

Teddy Bear & Sierra

KB said...

Thank you so much for your support throughout K's journey with cancer and now. The poem is beautiful and perfect for someone who has to make the heart-wrenching decision for a dog who they love with all their heart. I held K in my arms as she took her last breath, and for a moment, I wished that I could go with her.

I think that you understand, for you did this with your Maggie so very recently. Your recent loss was part of why I was so very grateful for your support as K's life wended toward its end.

Today is Morning #3 without K by my side. As my husband said, just breath and put one foot in front of the other to make it through these painful days. I'm trying as I know that you did and are probably still doing since Maggie's passing.

Thank you.

Sally said...

What a beautiful tribute.
It's always so sad when we lose a good friend.

Nice woooh

Unknown said...

A lovely tribute to K who will be missed greatly.
Best wishes Molly

bichonpawz said...

This is a wonderful tribute to K. Thank you so much for posting this. My prayers are with her family.
xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

julee said...

OMG that poem....4 tissues in!

Dexter said...

I read that poem through tear filled eyes. We all know how it feels to look at our beloved friends and hear them make that request that breaks our hearts.

Mango Momma