In Loving Memory of my first dog Lucky ♡: a loyal, friendly, kind, gentle, and adorable Shih Tzu. Maybe not the smartest but he got by. My baby, bestfriend, cuddle buddy, and beloved companion of 13 years. ♡I will miss him very much.
Loving and loyal,
A friend through and through,
How in the world can I
live life without you?
I watched you grow into a beautiful canine friend.
Back in those days,
I could not imagine this end.
But now it is all over,
And you're truly gone.
Somehow I'll find a way
To try to carry on.
Perhaps one day I'll find
A new puppy who,
Will become my dear friend,
But he'll never replace you.
I'll keep your little photo
hung up on my wall,
And I'll always remember you
As the very best dog of all. ♡
“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”- James Herriot
It takes us back to brighter years,
to happier sunlit days
and to precious moments
that will be with us always.
And these fond recollections
are treasured in the heart
to bring us always close to those
from whom we had to part.
There is a bridge of memories
from earth to Heaven above...
It keeps our dear ones near us
It's the bridge that we call love.
You were the love of my life ♡ ever since when we were little babies.
May you Rest in Peace my Sweet Precious Lucky as I say goodbye for now and you begin the next part of your journey to the Rainbow Bridge. ♡ I am absolutely devastated, deeply saddened and loss for words that you are gone from my life. There is no other worst painful feeling in this world than losing you.
We were so very close, we two
but I had to let you go I hope that you can understand it was because I loved you so. No more pain, no aching limbs
no earthly ties that bind No dimming eyes, no sleepless nights you’ve left them all behind I lost you many months ago,
and gained a broken heart
Yet I feel you close to me
although we are apart
Sometimes when I’m all alone, I feel you by my side,
As if to try and comfort me,
through all the nights I’ve cried I thought I saw you here today,
out the corner of my eye,
Felt black and white fur against my skin,
heard the faintest sigh.
God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be so he put his arms around you and whispered, “Come to Me” With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away and although we love you dearly we could not make you stay. A Golden heart stopped beating hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. ♡
When my legs grew too weak to carry me,
And my tired eyes could no longer see,
When it pained me to struggle for each new breath,
When my heart beat weaker, and I drew closer to death,
You did me the kindness of letting me go.
You didn't make me hang on when I was suffering so.
I promise I don't think that you loved me any less,
And I love you all the more for your selflessness.
You freed my spirit from its body so wracked with pain,
And let me run the fields of Heaven, where I'm sure we'll meet again.
"Grief is so painfully real, regardless of its orgin. The love of, and attachment to, an animal friend can equal that of human relationships. Likewise, the loss of an animal can be just as devastating"- Rev. Joel L. Morgan
Warm light coming from far below,
Twinkling, sparkling is the candle's glow.
All is well up on the ridge,
The place we know as Rainbow Bridge.
Furbabies sleeping in heaven's light,
Tended by candles in the night.
Peaceful dreams be theirs to keep,
As they slumber in this night so deep.
Hearts on earth that miss them so,
Take comfort in the candle's glow.
Watching for them in skies above,
Bound eternally by a cord of love.
You never had one mean bone in your body. ♡
He gave you love and loyalty,
cuddled up to you, upon your knee, Brought such joy into your life, Gave you reason through your strife, Such a loving trusted friend, Always faithful to the very end, Now he's had to say goodbye, He's off to his kennel in the sky.
One thing I know is definitely true, His spirit will forever be with you, Keeping with you, adoring as always, Take comfort from this, in all your sad days.
To think of him now makes you cry, But one day you won't even have to try, To recall the things that made you love him, Those antics of his will conjure a grin, I know he will always be there in your heart, Just like he has been, right from the start. ♡
Your brother and bestfriend Frisco who you grew up with Lucky misses you so much. He definitely knows you are no longer with us. I know you loved him very much Lucky. ♡
You mean't the entire world to me Sweet Boy ♡
To my beautiful Angel, your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure...you are lovedbeyond words and missed beyond measure. ♡
Words from my ♡ to you:MySweet Boy Lucky ♡ I am hurting beyond words with all this. But will always be forever grateful to have had you in my life and would not have changed anything. You weren't "just a dog" to me. I feel so blessed to have been able share and receive the love you gave to me for these past 13 years. Lucky if you only knew that you mean't the ENTIRE world to me. You were my first dog given to me at 8 years old and we grew up together. I will always treasure, remember, and miss the special relationship we had. You made such an impact in my young adolescent years that cannot be put into words. Lucky no matter what I will always cherish the memories we had together because there was so many of them. Parts of them are in the pictures below... Please know that I loved & adored you so so much my Sweet Precious Boy. You will always be in my ♡.
I will never ever forget you.
If I could have just one more day and wishes did come true, I'd spend every glorious moment side by side with you. Recalling all the years we shared and memories we made, how grateful I would be to have just one more day. Where the tears I've shed are not in vain and only fall in bliss, so many things I'd let you know about the days you've missed. I wouldn't have to make pretend you never went away, how grateful I would be to have just one more day. When that day came to a close and the sun began to set, a million times I'd let you know I never will forget. The heart of gold you left behind when you entered Heaven's gate, how grateful I would be to have just one more day. ♡
I will miss everything about you: your sweet personality. I have nothing but pictures and memories and that is not enough to fill the empty spot in my heart. I love you with all of my heart and I'll always remember the good times we had together. I may cry and be sad, but for knowing you, I'll always be glad. I know you'll be with me someday, in another time. But right now you're gone but you will always be here in my heart. I will miss you I will see you again in heaven
They say memories are golden maybe that's true
I never wanted memories,
I only wanted you.
A million times I needed you,
a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you you never would have died.
In life I loved you dearly,
In death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place
no one could ever fill.
If tears could build a stairway and heartache make a lane, I’d walk the path to heaven and bring you back again.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same. But as we are called one by one, the chain will link again.
You are my Guardian Angel always and forever will be from Heaven above ♡
If I had known that on that day our time was near the end I would have done things differently, my forever friend. I would have stayed right next to you deep into the night but I thought I'd see you in the early morning light.
And so I said "Good Night" to you as I walked in through the door never thinking of the time when I'd see you no more. But if I had known that on that day our time was at the end I would have done things so differently, my forever friend.
Though miles come between us And distance keeps us apart Nothing can ever change The love inside my heart I may not be there with you Every minute of the day, But you’re always here with me In at least a thousand ways Whether it be a thought, Or a moment that we’ve shared, It only takes a second To get from here to there Though I cannot really feel You here at my side, It’s always nice to know I’ve got these memories in my mind. ♡
I Miss My Furry Friend
Your footprints used to muddy my floor, Now that you're gone, I'll see them no more.
They trail up the stairs to Heaven's gate, Leaving me behind and filled with heartache.
You were more than a pet, my dear old friend,
Yet I knew that your life would eventually end. The day that I've dreaded has come and gone,
I feel so alone, and the days seem so long.
Sometimes I think I can feel you near,
And if I listen closely, just maybe I'll hear
The sound of you barking, play growling and such. The truth is I just miss you so very much.
How long will it take for my broken heart to mend?
When will I be ready for a new furry friend?
The answers to these questions I truly don't know, I just know I'm not ready yet to let you go.
The things I will miss about this special beautiful boy are...
I will miss most about you were your crooked teeth. (You were so young here Lucky. Love this picture so much ♡)
I miss you so much, my four-legged friend
I ask myself each day, if the pain will ever end Your loss is so hard, for one person to bear
Because we were a team, an inseparable pair
You were by my side, when I got up each day
Waiting so patiently, to go out to play You were there each night, when I got home
Waiting to go to the park, where you could roam
You always knew, if I was having a bad day
So you’d snuggle up close, and try to get me to play
If that didn’t work, you’d put your head in my lap
Then make yourself comfortable, and take a nap
One way or another, you would brighten my day
Like only you could, you had a special way
You gave me a lifetime, of memories to hold
Through all the years ahead, till I am gray and old
I promise I’ll see you, again one day
When we’ll be together again, to go run and play
Your loss is a cross, I will just have to bear
Because you and I know, we were an inseparable pair ♡
I will really miss these dog walks with you they were so special to me and the best.
I find that you’re on me mind,
more often than any other thought.
Sometimes I bring you there purposely,
to console me, or warm me, or just to make my day a little brighter. So often you surprise my though,
and find your own way into my thoughts. There are times,
when I awaken and realize what a tender part of my dreams you have been. And all through the day,
when a peaceful moment seems to come my way,
and my imagination is free to run,
it takes me running into your arms,
and allows me to linger there,
knowing there’s nothing I’d rather do. I know that my thoughts are only reflecting the loving hopes of my heart,
because whenever they wander,
they always take me to you.
I will miss how you always licked your lips.
I will miss your shaggy hair.
My Constant Companion
Grief is my companion,
It takes me by the hand,
And walks along beside me
in a dark and barren land.
How long will this lonesome journey last,
How much more can my weary heart bear?
Since your death, I've been lost in the fog,
Too burdened with sorrow and care.
People tell me my sadness will fade,
And my tears will reach their end.
Grief and I must complete our journey,
And then maybe I'll find happiness again.
I will miss you laying on the grass.
I will miss you stealingthe blankets. (You got yourself up there Lucky)
I will miss how you always looked at the window. (I put you on a chair so you could see better)
Your Canine Guardian Angel
I know that you must miss me,
By the tears rolling down your face.
But believe me when I tell you that,
I'm in a very good place.
There are meadows here to run in,
And plenty of rabbits to chase.
There are other dogs to play with,
To frolick with and race.
So please don't worry about me,
My spirit feels light as can be.
There's no more pain to plague me,
I'm young again and free.
And I'll be watching over you still,
of that you can be sure.
I'm your canine guardian angel,
And my love for you remains pure.
I will miss how you pretended you didn't do anything bad like barking at the window.
I will miss your weird ugly haircuts.
The moment that you died my heart was torn in two.
One side filled with heartache the other died with you. I often lie awake at night when the world is fast asleep, and take a walk down memory lane, with tears upon my cheeks. Remembering you is easy, I do it everyday, but missing you is heartache that never goes away.
I will miss finding you in weird places. (Why are you in my closet Lucky?)
Tribute To a Best Friend
Sunlight streams through window pane
unto a spot on the floor....
then I remember,
it's where you used to lie,
but now you are no more.
Our feet walk down a hall of carpet,
and muted echoes sound....
then I remember,
It's where your paws would joyously abound.
A voice is heard along the road,
and up beyond the hill,
then I remember it can't be yours....
your golden voice is still.
But I'll take that vacant spot of floor
and empty muted hall
and lay them with the absent voice
and unused dish along the wall.
I'll wrap these treasured memorials
in a blanket of my love
and keep them for my best friend
until we meet above.
- Author Unknown
I will miss how you curled up like a ball when it got cold.
I wish I could have told you,
in words you'd understand,
I wanted you to stay with me.
This wasn't what I'd planned.
I wish somehow to tell you,
How empty I now feel.
A part of me went with you,
A part that time can't heal.
I wish I'd once more hear you,
as in the morning you would stir,
could hold you on my lap again
and stroke your lovely fur.
I wish that you could make me see
A way through all the pain,
and that I did not let you down
but set you free again.
I wish I had you back with me,
to fill this empty space.
But one day we'll be together
in a far, far better place
I will miss you being right next to me more than anything
Friendships we make in life often prematurely end
But ’til the day that he dies your dog will be your friend
Your dog will love you and from you never part
Your bond with your dog an affair of the heart
Your dog a true friend and true friends are rare
Of your social rank he is one who doesn’t care
For a meal and a few words of kindness each day
In love and devotion you he will more than repay
Your dog you can trust and your trust he will not betray
That is more than most of your human friends that you can say
On your dog’s love for you doubtless you can rely
To most of your human friends such does not apply
Some humans you thought were friends about you may lie
But your dog will love you ’til the day he will die.
- Francis Duggan
I will miss the looks you would give me. (That t-shirt "I'm not as dumb as I look" Sorry for making you wear that but it was cute though)
There is a bond that you can't see
for it's not bound with twine.
It's formed from strands within our souls,
this love that's yours and mine.
When I went home to be with God,
you must now understand,
I took with me this bond of love
and I still hold that strand.
So look now at my photograph.
The smile, you'll quickly see.
But only hearts can see the strand
forever binding You and Me.
Enjoy the precious memories
although we are apart.
We'll share more joys again one day.
I believe that with all my ♡
I will miss how you loved to be extra comfy when you were sleeping and I made sure of it. (That's 2 pillows Lucky)
I will miss how you didn't like to have your picture taken and weren't always photogenic. (Why you look so sad here Sweet Babylove? ♡)
I will miss your weirdness.
I miss you
And I still shed a tear Every once in a while And even though it's different now You're still here somehow My heart won't let you go And I need you to know I miss you, sha la la la la I miss you
And now I'm living out my dream Oh how I wish you could see Everything that's happening for me I'm thinking back on the past It's true that time is flying but too fast
I know you're in a better place, yeah But I wish that I could see your face, oh I know you're where you need to be Even though it's not here with me
I will miss your bad hair days. (Sorry for those)
I will miss you running in the backyard.
You’re so far way
Yet you are here
I can’t see your face
But I can feel you near
I can’t touch you
But I hold you close
No matter where you are
You’re in my heart
Wherever I go
Hopefully the miles between us
Will disappear soon
Because all I want
is to be with you
I will miss you waiting for food in the kitchen with Frisco. (You always were)
I will miss you laying on that red blanket bed you never left.
I will miss you sleeping on my bed. (So peaceful)
You're an angel that nobody can see, Still an angel is what you are to me An angel from heaven is what you are In my sky you're definitely a heavenly star
You're an angel with beauty & grace You're kind & sweet, you have an angel face You have very graceful angel wings Happiness and joy are just some things that an angel can give
In my heart & mind is where you're living You have hair as soft as the white clouds A guardian angel is what I've gotten. Your eyes are like sapphires that shine bright. When everything is dark, you give me light.
You're an angel that gives me a reason to live, You're an angel that teaches me to give. You're an angel that teaches me the right things to say. You're my angel & I'll always care. You're my angel & you know I'll always be there. ♡
I will miss your sweet precious face more than anything. ♡
I have thought about you everyday
If I can’t talk to you I don’t know what to say. You have showed me a love I never thought I could see or feel
But with you showing me
I don’t know where I would be Without you here apart of my life. You have been there for me through my hardest of times I almost start to cry when those moments are once again in my mind I know you are true to me baby I really do think that you are an angel from above
Because you have brought out that feeling once again I don’t want this feeling to ever go away.
We are like a pact
Laughing and smiling with each other
Promising not to leave one another
Telling you, you telling me
That I love you
And our love is meant to be. I love everything you do for me
To make me happy is what you keep me
And I love making you happy too. You have stuck with me through all the rough times
I thank you for never leaving me behind,
I love you so much baby. I don’t know how I would make it through without you right by my side.
You make me so happy too;
This smile is always there whenever I think of you I will always love you
No matter what happens.
I will miss how you would always squint your eyes in the sun.
My favorite photo of you my Sweet Boy ♡.
A Time to Remember
They come into our lives for such a short time A time I wouldn't trade not even for a dime Then before you know it the years have flown by And then all of the sudden we're saying good-bye It wasn't that long ago we said our good-byes I held on to you tight as you closed your eyes Your spirit has flown home on the wings of a dove Into God's loving arm's; in heaven above Over the days we've shed many tears But the memories I have will live on for years I feel your presence and I know that your near You're keeping me safe and calming my fear I think about memories from years past When you were young and strong and ran so fast We remember all the great times that we all had How you always made me happy never made me mad They were the best and happiest years I've had I'll always look back on them and never be sad
Another one of my favorite photos. (You look very handsome ♡)
I look forward to the time we'll be together again
And I thank the Lord for such a great friend Now you run and play up in Heaven above Cradled in God's arms covered with his love Playing by the Bridge waiting for the day We come down thru the meadow to the bridge to stay The love that you showed me I'll never forget Because to me you're one very special pet You're like a star in the dark of night Always watching over us with the Lord's light So now I take time to remember my best friend Who will always be with me even to the end I'll always remember you the way you were One big lovable huggable pile of fur ♡
- John Quealy
I will miss going to the park with you and Frisco. (7/6/14 who knew this picture was the last time I ever saw you Sweet Boy. )
I will miss when your hair got in the way of your eyes.
Remember Our Love
I was chosen today
I'm learning to fly
the world took me away,
but please don't you cry
And I chose you today
to try and be strong
so please don't you cry
and don't say that I'm gone
When you're feeling alone
just remember our love,
I'm up near the stars
looking down from above.
Remember our love
In a moment you'll see
that I'm still here beside you
when you're thinking of me.
- Julie Epp
I will miss blowing the hair on your face. (I did that alot)
When you were a little baby. (Look how adorable you were here Lucky ♡)
A dog sits waiting in the cold autumn sun. Too faithful to leave, too frightened to run. He's been here for days now with nothing to do But sit by the road, waiting for you. He can't understand why you left him that day. He thought you and he were stopping to play. He's sure you'll come back, and that's why he stays. How long will he suffer? How many more days? His legs have grown weak, his throat's parched and dry. He's sick now from hunger and falls, with a sigh. He lays down his head and closes his eyes. I wish you could see how a waiting dog dies.
- Ashley Hobbs
I will miss your big yawns. (They were extremely loud too)
I will miss how you always loved having your head underneath a pillow. (You always stole them)
I will miss how you took the whole spot on my bed.
Now you sit at Heaven's Gate
Wagging your tail, you patiently wait
Until the time we meet again
When I have reached my journey's end
Now I cried when you left that day
You weren't here to lick my tears away
Time will heal, my heart will mend
Though you are missed...my beloved friend
I have peace in knowing what lays in store
When I find myself at Heaven's door
My tears of joy shall fall that day
And you will lick my tears away
Thank you for these memories Lucky. ♡
Bittersweet memories – That is all I'm taking with me. So good-bye.
I will always love you. ♡
A bond so strong that could not be broke. Separated for a time, then reunited with a promise. A promise of devotion, time, and safety. Only to be broken... Broken trust and a broken heart. The world comes to a stop... And a part of my soul is lost. My best friend. You were taken from me and although I fought. I did not succeed. I do not know where you are... Or even if you're alive. But the greatest pain of all, Is the look you gave to me as they took you away. And knowing I broke my promise made to you. I miss you everyday And hate myself for letting you go. I am sorry, still to this day.
We will meet again my Sweet Precious Lucky Boy. ♡
I saw you gently weeping as you looked through photographs
You paused for just a moment at one that made you laugh.
But as you turned more pages the tears began to flow
You whispered that you missed me but I want you to know;
I softly licked those stinging tears that down your cheeks did fall
I want to help you understand I haven’t left at all.
On those days that you are overcome with sorrow, pain and grief
I rest my head upon your leg to offer some relief.
When you take our walking path I’ve seen you turn around
Because I know you surely heard my paws upon the ground.
At night while you are sleeping I snuggle at your side
You stroke my fur as you touch that place where I used to lie.
You said it’s just your heart playing tricks upon your mind
But rest assured I’m really there, my spirit’s left behind.
I know your heart is hurting; it’s like an open sore
You think my life has ended and you won’t see me anymore.
But for those of us bound tight by love, death is not the curtain call;
It’s really the eternal beginning that waits for us all.
We know that in Heaven you'll forever fly
so see you later our Angel, for this is not goodbye.
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