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Feb 27, 2022 15:28:12   #
Mauwehu Loc: Norwalk Ct
 
I recently read a post on the stage about someone having to put his dog down. I have a news clip given to my wife and I by her mother 40 years ago that has given us comfort with our pets through the years. I thought I’d share it.

From a dog named Beau to his master.
Treat me kindly, my beloved friend and master, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for your kindness than mine.
Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I may lick your hand between the blows your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me the things you would have me learn.
Speak to me often for your voice is the world’s sweetest music, as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail.
Please take me inside when it is cold and wet, for I ask no greater privilege than to sit by your feet.
Keep my pan filled with fresh water for I can’t tell you when I’m thirsty.
Feed me 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.
And my friend, when I am old and no longer enjoy good health, hearing or sight, do not make heroic efforts to keep me going for I am no longer having any fun. Please see that my trusting life is taken gently.
I shall leave this earth knowing with the last breath I take that my fate was always safest in your hands.

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Feb 27, 2022 15:36:40   #
Jim Kay Loc: Franklin, Virginia
 
They will let you know when it is time, and still it is so hard to do.

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Feb 27, 2022 15:38:34   #
Mauwehu Loc: Norwalk Ct
 
Jim Kay wrote:
They will let you know when it is time, and still it is so hard to do.


That’s for sure. But I can still see those sad eyes now.

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Feb 27, 2022 16:00:06   #
Catfish hunter Loc: Riggins idaho (Paradise)
 
Mauwehu wrote:
That’s for sure. But I can still see those sad eyes now.

Most of us have gone through that many times. I can assure you one thing. No animal will suffer or be anything less than a beloved family member in my house.

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Feb 27, 2022 16:16:25   #
Slimshady Loc: Central Pennsylvania
 
Agreed. But it is so hard to let them go

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Feb 27, 2022 16:19:44   #
Foodfisher Loc: SO. Cal coast
 
Could only go through it once. Sleep well Toby.

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Feb 27, 2022 18:12:52   #
Big TC Loc: Raytown, MO.
 
Foodfisher wrote:
Could only go through it once. Sleep well Toby.


I have gone through the process many times and to this day it's not easy. I still tear up on every dog.

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Feb 27, 2022 18:35:08   #
mistred64 Loc: Grayslake, illinois
 
Foodfisher wrote:
Could only go through it once. Sleep well Toby.


I too went through it only once and can't do it again. Sleep well Willy. My wife has had many pets, mostly cats and a beautiful greyhound named KC. She treats them like gold. When I die I want to be reincarnated as her pet.

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Feb 27, 2022 18:52:16   #
bknecht Loc: Northeast pa
 
Mauwehu wrote:
I recently read a post on the stage about someone having to put his dog down. I have a news clip given to my wife and I by her mother 40 years ago that has given us comfort with our pets through the years. I thought I’d share it.

From a dog named Beau to his master.
Treat me kindly, my beloved friend and master, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for your kindness than mine.
Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I may lick your hand between the blows your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me the things you would have me learn.
Speak to me often for your voice is the world’s sweetest music, as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail.
Please take me inside when it is cold and wet, for I ask no greater privilege than to sit by your feet.
Keep my pan filled with fresh water for I can’t tell you when I’m thirsty.
Feed me 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.
And my friend, when I am old and no longer enjoy good health, hearing or sight, do not make heroic efforts to keep me going for I am no longer having any fun. Please see that my trusting life is taken gently.
I shall leave this earth knowing with the last breath I take that my fate was always safest in your hands.
I recently read a post on the stage about someone ... (show quote)

Tear jerker, I’ve gone through those emotions more than once and recently with a friend and his golden lab. Paid the extra and put the dogs down outside where they loved to romp. Never got any easier to see an old friend pass.

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Feb 28, 2022 09:07:14   #
kandydisbar Loc: West Orange, NJ
 
tearing up here. Well written. Our family's first dog, Cuddles, became mine when older siblings moved out. She was hit by a car at camp chasing a squirrel. Cried and cried.
Had one once that adopted me [followed me home]for a while then moved on. Never put him on a leash, he went where he wanted and we were both very happy for about a year. Scruff.
Not sure I could do what this says at the end tho.

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Feb 28, 2022 09:58:05   #
Mauwehu Loc: Norwalk Ct
 
kandydisbar wrote:
tearing up here. Well written. Our family's first dog, Cuddles, became mine when older siblings moved out. She was hit by a car at camp chasing a squirrel. Cried and cried.
Had one once that adopted me [followed me home]for a while then moved on. Never put him on a leash, he went where he wanted and we were both very happy for about a year. Scruff.
Not sure I could do what this says at the end tho.


It’s not easy but it’s the humane thing to do especially if they’re suffering.

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Feb 28, 2022 10:06:13   #
Mauwehu Loc: Norwalk Ct
 
My wife’s grandfather who was an amazing man was a man of principle. One of his principles was that he “would not live a day without a dog.” I asked him what he meant and he answered “ if my dog died today I’d have one tomorrow”. I knew him for 3 dogs. I will say that it worked better sometimes than others. Imagine living life that way with everything. The first pair of shoes you saw you’d buy, first car…. So the first available dog he saw he would bring home. I got to say that only one of his dogs was a prize. The other was ugly and the third was the dumbest dog I ever met. I guess he felt sorry for them.

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Feb 28, 2022 14:17:40   #
Justoldjim Loc: JUNCTION CITY, OR.
 
Mauwehu wrote:
I recently read a post on the stage about someone having to put his dog down. I have a news clip given to my wife and I by her mother 40 years ago that has given us comfort with our pets through the years. I thought I’d share it.

From a dog named Beau to his master.
Treat me kindly, my beloved friend and master, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for your kindness than mine.
Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I may lick your hand between the blows your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me the things you would have me learn.
Speak to me often for your voice is the world’s sweetest music, as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail.
Please take me inside when it is cold and wet, for I ask no greater privilege than to sit by your feet.
Keep my pan filled with fresh water for I can’t tell you when I’m thirsty.
Feed me 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.
And my friend, when I am old and no longer enjoy good health, hearing or sight, do not make heroic efforts to keep me going for I am no longer having any fun. Please see that my trusting life is taken gently.
I shall leave this earth knowing with the last breath I take that my fate was always safest in your hands.
I recently read a post on the stage about someone ... (show quote)


Thanks Mau It was I who am having my 15 year friend put down today hard to fight of the tears

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Feb 28, 2022 14:52:25   #
Mauwehu Loc: Norwalk Ct
 
Justoldjim wrote:
Thanks Mau It was I who am having my 15 year friend put down today hard to fight of the tears



Sorry to hear that Jim. You can’t prepare yourself for that. I’m glad you were able to catch the poem. You’re not betraying your dog. You’re showing your dog A final act of love and mercy. May The Lord give you peace through it.

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Feb 28, 2022 18:32:17   #
mistred64 Loc: Grayslake, illinois
 
Justoldjim wrote:
Thanks Mau It was I who am having my 15 year friend put down today hard to fight of the tears


I'm sorry for your loss Mau.

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