Treat me kindly my beloved friend, for no heart in
all the world is more grateful for kindness than the
loving heart of me.

Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I
should lick your hand between blows, your patience and
understanding will more quickly teach me the thing you
would have me learn.

Speak to me often, for your voice is the world's
sweetest music, as you must know by the fierce wagging
of my tail when your footstep falls upon my waiting ear.

Please take me inside when it is cold and wet, for I
am a domesticated animal, no longer accustomed to bitter

elements. I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting
at your feet beside the hearth. Keep my pan filled with
fresh water, for I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst.

Feed me clean food that I may stay well, to romp
and play and do your bidding, to walk by your side and
stand ready, willing and able to protect your with my
life, should your life be in danger.

And, my friend, when I am very old, and I no longer
enjoy good health, hearing and sight, do not make heroic
efforts to keep me going. I am not having any fun.
Please see that my trusting life is taken gently. I shall leave
this earth knowing with the last breath I draw that my
fate was always safest in your hands.

Beth Norman Harris





"A Dog's Plea " was sent to me  by LoboWolf

  as the last days drew near for Spartacus.

The thought of losing him was unbearable to me;

Many thought he was ready to leave,

and looking back he probably was.

We will love him and miss him

forever and one day more.

My hands held him as he came into the world

and then when he went out.

My precious boy, we will meet  again at

The Rainbow Bridge.

From my hands to God's hands...

Mommy Pandora and Spartacus.


There now comes a time in Spartacus's life,
When the call to the bridge is loud and clear;
He is so precious and loving, loyal and sweet,
And he knows that the end of the road is near.

He has given years of great joy and happiness,
And he will rest deep in our hearts, for all time;
Such gentleness and protection, with loyalty and love,
Spartacus in his own right, has been truly sublime.

But as we look in his eyes, we can see his needs,
And his message to us in his eyes clearly showed,
"I want to go to the bridge and be healthy again,"
And bask in God's Garden at the end of the road.

I will always remember and look down with love,
And at some future time when your lives are done,
I'll come bounding to you, and greet you with joy,
When new lives together at the bridge have begun.

So please don't fret or worry, as the time draws near,
There is no reason at all for you to carry such a load,
Just recognize dear hearts, that my love is eternal,
As the circle of life closes, at the end of the road...."


© Neale (Mack) McGee aka Running Wolf

June, 2005-08




 Had I loved you less

I would have tried to make you stay

Would have closed my eyes to  your pain

And ignored it was  “Your Fine Day”

Would have told myself wait till tomorrow

Held you in my arms and not let you go

Avoided  the signs you were sending to me

Told myself that when it's time I will know.

But my precious I loved you so much

I had to do what was best for you not me

Even though I knew the agony I would feel

I knew it was time for me to set you free

I knew this was the last time I’d hold you near

The last time that I could show you my love

I laid by you feeling the softness of your fur

Then the time came for you to go above

I tried to hide  from  you  the pain I felt

Held back the tears welling  in my eyes

Then when I saw that you were at peace

I clung to you and  began to cry.


© Carol Ross aka CareWolf





Spartacus The Gladiator

 We who love so deeply
Are called upon from above
To do what is unthinkable
For the babies that we love

We do not want to part
Fight against it till the end
Do everything that we can
To help our special friend

The time comes when we know
Can no longer question why
We must end their suffering
Let go so they may fly

We hold them with urgency
Trying to take their essence in
Realizing this is the last time
Then heartbreak will begin

Tears run down our face
Sadness fills our heart
Our soul cries out in anguish
Why did we have to part?

After they have gone
To the rainbow in the sky
Grief and pain engulf us
Why did they have to die?

We fought so hard to save them
Struggled against the tide
Our grief is overwhelming
They’ve crossed to the other side

Then we hear a whisper
Telling us not to fear
“I will always love you
And I will ever be near.”

Look up to the night sky
And find the brightest star
When they are not with you
This is where they are.

© Carol Ross aka CareWolf
January, 2008-2025






Performed by

Lesley Garrett

 He was beautiful, beautiful to my eyes,
From the moment I saw him sun filled the skies.
He was so + beautiful,Beautiful just to hold.
In my dreams he was spring time. Winter was cold.

How could I tell him what I so clearly could see
Though I longed for him another trusted me completely
So I never could be free.

Aah, but it was beautiful Knowing now that he cared
I will always remember moments that we shared

Now it's all over still the memories linger on
For my dream keeps returning.Now that he's gone.

For it was beautiful, beautiful,
Beautiful to be loved.

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