Thank You
By Johnny Reid

My Beethoven was 17 and a half years old, I had him since he was 6 weeks old. The day he traveled to Rainbow Bridge is forever in my mind. I don't think I have ever been so sad. You see he was not only my dog but my best friend. I got Beethoven when I lost my sister in 1988, she was also my best friend.

My little Beethoven, well you see he was my best friend from the first day I got him at six weeks old. He was a funny little boy. The first time I watched him carry his bowl I had to laugh. At first I thought I was seeing things and then he did it again when my friends came over. They would just laugh. One time my friend was outside and all of a sudden here he came with his bowl and she oh no he did not just do that. I said yes he did and watch what he does now, when he was done he took it back into the house. He will always be my best friend, there is not one day that I don't think about him.

I will be forever grateful for your courage in helping me. Even though it was hard on your heart you where there for me. Yours was the face of love I saw in my heart when I left this world. All I remember is the love and joy you give me. The pain is no more. I fly with the eagles and run with the wolves. I dance on the clouds and find their silver lining. Please remember the life we shared and let the joy of those memories help you find peace. You stood by my side and you are always in my heart. We are always one. You gave me the rarest gift that only you could give me the gift of freedom from pain. You made it easier for me to find Rainbow Bridge.

I am not alone, I have made many friends. The lamb does lay down with the lion. Now is time for you to heal. You did what was best for me you let me go. I will never be far. Look into the night sky and the stars that twinkle and know that I am well and whole again. I thank you for the years together no matter how long or short. Love can happen in a heart beat and last forever.

© J.C. Stewart aka

I look into the mirror with red-rimmed eyes
And see pain filled eyes looking back at me,
The pain in my soul and a deep sense of loss
Color my perception of the person that I see.

Slowly vision shifts and I see someone else,
The person that I was before we ever met.
And as I watch over time I see the changes,
Gifts that your presence and love did beget.

And I feel a soothing touch brush me lightly,
And I feel a calming warmth touch my soul,
And I see there looking back in the mirror,
The parts of you in me that make me whole.

As long as I am here your light will go on,
The parts that are you are the best parts of me.
I know in my heart I am better for you love,
I know who you are has set my spirit free.

The vessel that had held your light is shattered.
You have traveled ahead, your tasks here done.
For now you watch over and guide me with love,
Until the day we travel on forever more as one.

©Candace 6/1/07

Ebbing tides of sorrow break,
Over those who will seek but ease.
The hearts and souls and minds that ache,
Waiting for the wind called peace.

The love that came from up above,
Was sent with them to us to teach.
Mission complete, took back his loves,
Now we wait for the wind of peace.

They brought His word to us to learn,
Now they fly on wings of iridescent hue,
A silverwolf was sent to me,
Who now flies with wings of blue.

So learn you well the word of love,
Even tho when gone you feel no ease.
When he takes them back above,
And leaves you searching for
the wind called peace.

Written by:
© LoboWolf aka
Don Dade

Light a candle in Beethoven's memory, for a sick, abused, or special needs furbaby, or perhaps just someone who needs a prayer and a candle lit.

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