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Moline to Chicago--A Dog's Tail by Winston

from "The Journey", for Rocky

March 28th 2010 9:46 pm
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...this journey is not without pain. Like all paths of true love, the pain is part of loving. For as surely as the sun sets, one day your dear animal companion will follow a trail you cannot yet go down. And you will have to find the strength and love to let them go. A pet's time on earth is far too short - especially for those that love them. We borrow them, really, just for awhile, and during these brief years they are generous enough to give us all their love, every inch of their spirit and heart, until one day there is nothing left.

The cat that only yesterday was a kitten is all too soon old and frail and sleeping in the sun. The young pup of boundless energy wakes up stiff and lame, the muzzle now gray. Deep down we somehow always knew that this journey would end. We knew that if we gave our hearts they would be broken. But give them we must for it is all they ask in return.

When the time comes, and the road curves ahead to a place we cannot see, we give one final gift and let them run on ahead - young and whole once more.

"Godspeed, good friend," we say, until our journey comes full circle and our paths cross again.

~ Crystal Ward Kent


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Barked by: In Loving Memory of Crystal (Dogster Member)

March 29th 2010 at 4:08 pm

So true.Our prayers and hearts go out to Rockys family and friends.
Barked by: PATRICIA H

March 30th 2010 at 10:15 pm

This is so very true! We Are Upholding Rocky's Family In Prayer During This Most Difficult Time!
Barked by: Sarge, our precious Angel (Dogster Member)

April 6th 2010 at 2:49 am

Thank you sweet Winston,
We have just now found this beautiful diary entry. It means the world to our family. Every word is so very true.

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