Giving the Gift of Love and Life: A living memorial to a beloved pet
Many clients express to us after the loss of a pet that they do not want to expose themselves to the hurt of losing another pet. We understand that pain so well, as all of us at Deer Run Animal Hospital have been through this heart wrenching loss.
We hope some will be able to consider adoption or rescue of a homeless dog or cat. A beloved pet can never be replaced. Giving the gift of life; through rescue adoption of a lost soul that may have been abused, lost, thrown away, or tragically given up due to the tough economy; is the greatest tribute we can give to the pets that we have lost.
And through this selfless act of love, many unexpectedly find that it is the only thing that will heal a broken heart. There is an old saying, "The dog you rescue will rescue you!" A rescued dog or cat will absorb your tears of grief and lick your face with love!
THE LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF A DOG
What your precious dog wants you to know
Before humans die, they write their last will and testament, and give away all that they have, to those they leave behind. If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I would ask...
To a poor and lonely stray I would give:
- My happy home.
- My bowl and cozy bed, soft pillows and all my toys.
- The lap, which I loved so much.
- The hand that stroked my fur & the sweet voice which spoke my name.
I'd will to the sad, scared shelter dog, the place I had in my human's loving heart, of which there seemed no bounds.
So, when I die, please do not say, "I will never have a pet again, for the loss and pain is more than I can stand."
Instead, go find an unloved dog, one whose life has held no joy and give MY place to HIM!
This is the only thing I can give...
THE LOVE I LEFT BEHIND!
Author unknown, from the Petco Foundation