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In memory of our pets -
"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us."
Robert Louis Stevenson

Kuma and Boomer - our first Chows.
They're  Chow angels now..

Born in 1983 - they lived 14 & 15 years with us from "puppyhood" to their last days.
They enriched our lives and are still missed.
*the chow angel-I designed this Chow angel..if you've loved and lost a chow and would like to add it to your Chow page..please do- a link to laughing chow would be nice but not necessary.©moonflower2001

"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."
 *the rest of this poem is below:
A Dog's Prayer

 

Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

 When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes
 to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they
 can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends
 are warm and comfortable. 

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who
were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in
our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for
one small thing: they each miss someone very special, someone who was left
behind. 

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and
looks into the distance. Her bright eyes are intent; her eager body begins to quiver.
Suddenly, she breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling
together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your
face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into those
trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross  The  Rainbow Bridge  together...

*Author Unknown*


A Dog's Prayer

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. 

--Beth Norman Harris


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