On 10/28/03 Sonny lost his life to Canine Cancer. He died in the arms of his human Companions, Kathi and Sarah.

A Dog's Prayer

by Beth Norman Harris


Treat me kindly, my beloved master, for no heart in all the world

is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of mine. Do

not break my spirit with a stick, for though I should lick your

hand between the blows, your patience and understanding will

more quickly teach me the things you would have me do.

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.

When it is cold and wet, please take me inside, for I am now

a domesticated animal, no longer used to bitter elements.

And I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting at

your feet beside the hearth. Though you had no home,

I would rather follow you through Ice and snow than

rest upon the softest pillow in the warmest home in all

the land, for you are my G-D and I am your devoted Worshiper.

Keep my pan filled with fresh water, for although I should

not reproach you were it dry, 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

you with my life should your life be in danger.

And beloved master, should the great Master see fit

to deprive me of my health or sight, do not turn

me away from you, rather hold me gently in your arms

as skilled hands grant me the merciful boon of eternal

rest----and I will leave you knowing with the last breath

I drew,



There's a place in Heaven called Rainbow Bridge where all our Companions go. A place where they're safe and made whole again and in the best of health. There they will be waiting for us. Sonny will have a place here where all will be able to remember this Beautiful GOLDEN.

Mike and JORDAN



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