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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend




The little bed is sitting just inside the kitchen door,
A hedgehog stuffie near it, forgotten on the floor.
No jingle of his collar, his food bowl’s put away.
The sunbeam finds an empty spot on this perplexing day.

The kids seem very quiet. Mom’s got something in her eye.
Dad’s not saying much at all, and we both wonder why?
One of us is missing, now our trio’s down to two.
Things feel very odd right today, and we don’t know what to do.

We searched the yard, looked in the den, and by Dad’s favorite chair.
We sniffed upstairs, but all we found was a lock of wiry hair.
It was tied up with a ribbon and a little purple bow,
Tucked inside a keepsake book where it mostly didn’t show.

So God, I know You listen to all creatures great and small.
If You don’t mind, I’d like to ask one favor, very small.
Please look after my good friend from Your throne up in the sky.
Give him strength to run again, and hold his head up high.

Make his old eyes see things clear, his hearing good as new,
And take away the old age pain as only You can do.
A frisky squirrel to chase around would give him lots of fun.
And when he’s tired, a nice soft bed warmed by a ray of sun.

He did so love his squeakies, so give him two or three.
They will help pass the time until we once more we meet.
Let him know we miss him, give him scritches and some love,
And tell him that we’ll see him soon when we cross the bridge above.




Rest in peace, Cap. You'll be missed.


~Tell

21 comments:

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

OH!!!! We just saw this...Mumsie's has tears running down her face...oh...we are at a loss...please Tell, give your Peeps so many hugs, love and kisses from us and from Mumsie...we know Cap was greeted at the Bridge by so very very many of our friends...Mumsie said something about our dog's lives just being gifts to their Peeps for a little bit...and then they go back to Heaven where they came from in the firstest place.

We love you Tell...

So many kisses,

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanny

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

Tell we are so very sorry you had to say goodbye to Cap.
It is evening time here and we have lit a candle for him.

Hugs to you all.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

Asta said...

Tell
I can hawdly see to type. mommi is cwying too.
Youw poem was so bootiful and moving..I'm so sowwy Cap had to leave
it's so unfaiw..being left behind is the saddest..Cap is fwee of pain and young again and I just know will get those scwitchies and soft pillow and stuffies to help pass the time 'till you'we all togethew someday again.
My healing smoochie kisses fow youw sad heawts.I love you
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Gus said...

We left a message on Facebook, but wanted to tell you that we know you gave Cap the best life a foxie could wish for, and we are sending lots of vibes and snurffles your way today.

gussie n teka

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

We will miss dear Cap, hugs to you all from your pals, J1, J2 and Noodles xxx

Agatha and Archie said...

Dearest Tell It is hard to write as we and PL2 have very leaky eyes. We are sending all of you gigantic hugs and kisses. We know Cap is up there with some really wonderful friends and he is playing and running and of course playing with his beloved sweekies. Run free little Cap... PL2 and A+A

Maggie and Mitch said...

Oh no! We are so sorry to read this! Our hearts are breaking for your whole family, Tell. Your poem is so beautiful.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie, Zeek said...

Oh Tell, we are sooooo very sorry to hear that Cap is now in Heaven. But he was greeted by our dear Angel Butchy & Snickers so we know he is having fun and pain free now. Our thoughts are with you.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek

Lacy said...

sad woofs, sooo sad to hear about Cap..so sad when then leave us..ur in my thoughts and sending our love to u..RIP Cap, run with the wind...

a sad,
the hudson furkids
and mama...

Jake of Florida said...

It's so so sad when any of our pals leaves us for the bridge,and,we can't help but feel an extra painful tug at our hearts when it's a special dear foxy that we've shared fun with and loved.

Hugs to you all -- and we hope the sweet and funny memories of Cap will fill that huge hold in your hearts!

Jake and Just Harry -- and Mom

Bogart said...

Sending you lots and lots of love...

Love,
Bogart

Rudy said...

Aww, so very sorry to hear this! Cap was given a wonderful life. Tell you best be on your bestest behavior from now on!!
Hugs and kisses,
Rudy

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Another wiry up there leaving zoomie meteor trails in the heavens. Love and big Bussie kissies to all of you.

Buster
foxterrorist.blogspot.com

ra husky said...

soft husky wooos mates,

RA & Isis

TwoSpecialWires said...

Aw, Tell. This made us droop our heads and tears came to Moma's eyes. Now we REALLY wish we could've met you all on our way through your neck of the woods. Please do what you can to bring some comfort to your people ... we know how badly they are hurting right now.

Moma loves the poem that your moma wrote ... it feels like we've known Cap for years and years. And now we'll be able to recognize him, right away, when we all, someday, join him at the bridge. We've know all along how much we'd love him. Just as we love all of you.

We're sending big hugs and lots of cuddles to you, Tell, and to your whole family. And we're realizing the hurt is because of the love. Moma says, it's so worth it. We're sure she's right.

Fondly
Jake and Fergi, OurMoma and OurGirl xx

Noah the Airedale said...

Oh nooo. We are so sorry. RIP sweet Cap. You will be sorely missed.

Thinking of you all.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy & D xx

Sally said...

We are so sad - what a beautiful poem, we send you all big hugs,

Sally and Paddy and Diana

Mango and Party said...

this is such a lovely poem that really says it all...

lots of hugs.

Mango and Party

Eric said...

Our little hearts go out to you and your leggeds Tell.We are so sad for everydoggie.

But we know dearest square boy Cap will be up in the clouds wigging his wagger double treble time to have such a beautiful poem written for him.

Sending wiry love and a million kisses Eric xxx

Asta said...

Dawling Tell
I hope all of you awe all wight and the sadness of losing lovely Cap has lessened fow all of you.
I miss you
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Bobby said...

Oh we are all crying, even me what a fantastic tribute straight from a kind heart. Think of the good times and be proud of the good life he has had with you.
Licks Bobby