November 3rd 2010 1:57 pm
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October 22, 2010 was a very sad day for our family. Shad our beloved pug past away. He was 17 years old. Shad had a stroke. It was very hard loosing him. He was a wonderful friend to us all. We will miss him dearly.
The last minutes we spent with Shad was very sad. He knew it was his time & he said good bye in his own little pug way. In his last moments if he could have talked, this is what he would have said.
THE LAST BATTLE
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this -- the last battle -- can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend.
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close -- we two -- these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.
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