Annie 2001 - 2016
I will leave you with this poem Bill (dh) had come upon very recently in an autobiography he is reading about Jackie Stewart. Jackie was so devastated by the loss of his beloved pet that a friend wrote this for him.
If it should be that I grow weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep
Then you must do what must be done
For this last battle cannot be won.
You will be sad, I understand
Don't let your grief then stay your hand
For this day more than all the rest
Your love for me must stand the test.
We've had so many happy years
What is to come can hold no fears
You'd not want me to suffer so
The time has come, please let me go.
Take me where my need they'll tend
And please stay with me till the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time that you will see
The kindness that you did for me.
Although my tail its last has waved
From pain and suffering, I've been saved.
Please do not grieve, it must be you
Who has the painful thing to do.
We've been so close, we these years,
Don't let your heart hold back its tears.