Your “Last Day”
If I had the chance to relive my last day on earth with you,
I know without a doubt exactly what we’d do.
I’d pack you up and head on down to your favorite place of all
Where we’d spend hours watching you chase your favorite ball
You’d swim until your muscles couldn’t paddle any more,
and then I’d stroke your sandy fur ’til you were ready for some more.
I’d feed you marshmallows while we sat there on the beach,
because I know that most of all they are your favorite treat.
Then side by side we’d sit in the last moments of the day,
and remember all the good times we had shared along the way.
With tear filled eyes I’d sit there as the Lord took you away,
and look forward to the next time that once again we’d play.
It won’t be soon my friend, I’ve got things here still to do,
but rest assured that today won’t be my last day with you.
Many years from now I know we’ll meet again,
And when we do can we please relive this “Last Day” once again?
A Picture Of My Dog’s ‘Last Day’
UPDATE: My wonderful dog, Bauer died of ‘BLOAT’ last weekend, a condition I was told could not have been prevented. While in the hospital after a failed surgurey I was given a book to help me cope, and upon flipping open that book the first exercise asked me to write down a description of how I’d wished I’d spent the last day with my dog. And as I read that book I realized that if I had to live it all over again, I would have done everything EXACTLY the same. I had been given the opportunity to spend that perfect ‘Last Day’ with my dog at the beach, his favorite place.
Here’s hoping this tragedy in my life, can help you appreciate the little moments you share with yours.