- Pet forum for dogs cats and humans 


Cant find the poem

December 19th, 2005, 06:24 PM
Im looking for the poem that was posted a couple times about putting a pet to sleep when its time has come. A friend really needs to read it!
Ive tried seraching and cant seem to find it


December 19th, 2005, 06:45 PM
Is this the one you mean?

If It Should Be

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep
Then you must do what must be done
For this last battle can't be won.

You will be sad, I understand
Don't let your grief stay your hand
For this day, more than all the rest
Your love and friendship stands the test.

We've had so many happy years
What is to come can hold no fears
Would you want me to suffer so?
When that time comes please let me go.

Take me where my needs they'll tend
But stay beside me to the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time that you will see
The kindnmess that you do for me
Although my tail it's last has waved
From pain and suffering I've been saved.

Do not grieve, it must be you
Who decides this thing to do
We've been so close, we two, these years
Remember joy amoung your tears.

~Author Unknown~

December 19th, 2005, 07:51 PM
I love that poem, it's written so well. It always makes me cry though.

Here's a great website with a ton of poems about pet loss. A lot of them are really good:

December 19th, 2005, 08:13 PM
Yes!!! this the one,
thank you so much


December 19th, 2005, 09:02 PM
you're welcome

it is a sad, but wonderful poem. I am sorry for your friend that is facing this.