The most heart breaking part of owning an a pet is how short our time is with them. It never gets easier, but we need to remember and honor our lost friends and move forward. Here's a few quotes, poems, and sayings that remind us how dogs have touched our hearts.
"Dogs come into our lives and teach us about, they depart and teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog. it merely expands the heart."
"When you feel me in your heart just look up, I'll be right there"
"Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day"
- John Grogan, Marley and Me
"Paw Prints Left By You"
You no longer greet me, as I walk through the door. You're not there to make me smile, to make me laugh anymore. Life seems quiet with you, you were far more than a pet. You were a family member, a friend... a loving soul I'll never forget.
It will take some time to heal - for the silence to go away. I still listen for you, and miss you every day. You were such a great companion, constant, loyal and true. My heart will always wear the paw prints left by you.
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
- Roger Caras
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
- Will Rogers
"He was your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You were his leader, his love, his life.
He was yours, faithful and true. to the last beat of his heart"
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
- Anatole France
"Good old dog, with your old gray face, you sure know how to brighten up this place.
Your pace is slowing, time wearing thin, you won't be here for long, Old Dog... I'll miss your grin.
But before you go, there I just one thing to say, Old Dog, I love you and I'll miss you the rest of my days.
And it's been an honor, to walk across this land, with your faithful head right at my hand."
"Maybe the reasons I love animals so much, is because the only time they have ever broken my heart, is when they've crossed that rainbow bridge"
"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my live gives me a piece of their heart.
If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are."
"I will love you forever :)"
"All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle"
I wish I could talk to you.
I'd like you to know I appreciate all the things you've done for me. Even this.
We've had a lot of fun, gone on many great adventures. I still remember the sunny days I felt I could run forever.
Now I'm old. I'm tired. And I hurt. It's time.
I'm so glad you're here with me; I am not afraid. Scratch behind my ear, where I like it, and everything will be all right.
I wish that I could talk to you. Because I know you're sad and I'd really love to tell you
Thanks for everything, I had a wonderful time.