In Loving Memory.....

 

On October 10th I lost one of my Best Friends, dog-lovers out there will understand when I say I lost one of my children.

Thunder, our 6 1/2 yr old Brindle Great Dane had to be put down gently as he was suffering from incurable acute leukemia. It has taken me almost 2 months to the day to just be able to start a little picture memorial to him and all those before him who earned a place forever in my heart.
 

 

 

True Friends Smile Together, Always.

 

 

He loved everyone who loved me.

 

 Unconditional Love goes both ways, I never seen such a strong, instant bond between dog and child



 

 

Thunder had his very own personality and was very goofy.

 

Huge enough to drink out of the sink without any effort!

 

Anyone I let in my yard became his trusted friend as well as mine.

 

“A Special Prayer
From A Dog To His Master”
Written 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 me.

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 had you 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 worshiper.

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.

 

 


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