Thursday, April 2, 2015

A Toast to Those at the Bridge

For Angus Fala, Henry, Stanzie, Cody, Cinderella, Bart, Mya, Beau, Dietzman Long, Max, Bailey, Oceana, Ming, Phantom and any other beloved pets we know who left for the Bridge recently. We raise a toast to you with a little poem.

 May you be free from anything but joy until we meet again, and may your humans find comfort in your memory.

Shadows fall in their swift and silent passage
echoing the last word of our common fate 
The sorrow of the world surrounds us
carried upon chill air like smoke 
Let us pour a dram of scotch
as our solitude  descends
We drink the smoke in 
so sorrow may sleep

LBJohnson

10 comments:

  1. OH how VERY NICE... a LOVELY tribute to those we Knew and Loved and have now gone to the Bridge...

    THANK YOU fur this...

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  2. Bless you my friend and thank you.

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  3. A wonderful memorial to those who are lost to the bridge but will live forever in our hearts!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  4. That was Wonderful....we will mis those that have touched our lives....our memories will always be filled with them!

    The Mad Scots

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  5. OMD, that is FABulous!! Just pawfect for remembering those of our furiends that have crossed the Bridge.
    What a lovely tribute.
    Thank you...
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  6. Can you add our pal Phantom from the Chronicles of Woo to your list. We just found out he crossed the Bridge today.
    Run free sweet pal...
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  7. That was beautiful! We've lost so many furends recently.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  8. Oh thank you so much for remembering our Dietzy what a wonderful surprise this morning for my mom to read. She was just thinking about him on hers way to work. We know we were blessed to have had him so long, but it still hurts our hearts when we realize he is gone. Hugs....Stella Rose and Momma

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  9. Wow, that's so beautiful! Thanks for remembering my Oceana. Very sweet.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

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  10. What a pretty poem! We miss our girlie doggies, Old Charisma and Miss Ginger every day even though they've been gone a long time. We have a little shrine on the top shelf of the TV cabinet with their ashes and a collection of little cocker spaniel figures and squeaky toys.

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