I'm looking for a poem, I think its called Lend me a Pup or something. My friends 1.5yr old lab just died suddenly.. he had an internal injury a couple months ago that must have done more damage than they knew about. Looking for the poem about how sometimes God takes the dogs back early..
Lend Me a Pup I will lend to you for awhile, a pup, God said, For you to love him while he lives and mourn for him when he's dead. Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, or maybe two or three But will you, 'till I call him back, take care of him for me.
He'll bring his charms to gladden you and (should his stay be brief) you'll always have his memories as solace for your grief. I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return But there are lessons taught below I want this pup to learn.
I've looked the whole world over in search of teachers true And from the folk that crowd's life's land I have chosen you. Now will you give him all your love Nor think the labour vain, Nor hate me when I come to take my Pup back again.
I fancied that I heard them say "Dear Lord Thy Will be Done," For all the joys this Pup will bring, the risk of grief we'll run. We'll shelter him with tenderness we'll love him while we may And for the happiness we've known forever grateful stay! But should you call him back much sooner than we've planned, We'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand. If, by our love, we've managed, your wishes to achieve! In memory of him we loved, to help us while we grieve, When our faithful bundle departs this world of strife, We'll have yet another Pup and love him all his life.
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.
Oh, Ashley I am so sorry about your friend's dog. What a terrible thing to happen. That is a really good poem. I am sitting here trying to type with tears streaming. I think I have cried all the tears I can for Max and it still hurts so bad. Little Kayla is helping our family alot but once I sit still and think about him I hurt as bad as I did that terrible day.
I am so sorry for what your friend is going through...We love them so much & never have them long enough!! What a beautiful poem I have never read that before & felt very moved by it. Thank you for sharing the poem
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened!
I am so sorry about your friends baby. That's awful. I know exactly how she feels. I lost my baby Oscar at only 11 mo's old this past July 5th. He was totaly healthy until one day we took him in b/c of swollen lymphnodes and a month later he had to be pts. I was so mad, hurt, and devastated by losing him. That was my baby and my best friend. Gage and Gunor have been great for our family but when i think of him or see pics of him it still breaks my heart and hurts just as bad as that miserable day. Last night i was cleaning out my drawer and found Oscars first baby colar i bought him when we brought him home. I sat there with tears in my eyes and thought about him and it hurt so bad. I hope your friend gets to feeling better soon. I hope she can find some solice that he's in a better place and not hurting anymore. Bless her heart and her familys. Give her a hug for me. XOXO
And by the way, that is a beautiful poem. I absolutly broke down while reading it. Thank you for posting it.
My companion, my therapist, my alarm clock, my protector, my rock...you are my best friend, and I love you. My dog.
I guess his legs started giving out Saturday morning, that afternoon he was pooping all over the floor, which is unlike him. The kids let him outside, he took about 6 steps and just fell over and literally, died...
Horrible for the kids to have to see. He was just a baby.
Grover lived on 30 acres of farm land, one spot had a cliff. He must have fell off, because he came home one day bleeding all over and couldnt walk. He had bad internal injuries and punctured lungs that kept him hospitalized for 2 weeks. This was a couple months ago. They thought he was fine. Guess not.