A goodbye letter from your pet

WARNING:

If you’ve ever lost a pet, this will make you weep — uncontrollably.


Transcription:

“‘Owner, Dearest Friend,’ by Vivian Matthews
I could never say enough, Owner, dearest friend, to thank you for the love you gave to me, until the end.
I’m sorry that I hurt you by saying my goodbye. You gave me such a happy home, I lived a happy life. I leapt and played and laughed in ways you maybe couldn’t see. Of all the pets you might have loved, I’m glad that you chose me.
It’s okay to miss me, for I miss you too.
It’s okay to bow your head and cry if you have to.
However hard it seems today, your dear sweet heart will heal.
For now, my friend, remember me and feel what you must feel. But don’t give up on loving, Owner, dearest friend. Although the cost is oh so high, it’s worth it in the end — to know that you made this pet’s life the best one it could be. It should be no mystery why you meant the world to me.
So here’s my final word, my friend, this is my last wish: Find another lonely pet, then give to them my dish. And every time they make you smile, know that I’m smiling too, still so proud to once have been a dearest friend to you.
Love, always.”

H/t maziel
~Eowyn

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Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Well, just call me over-emotional! I didn’t make it through the third paragraph before the waterworks started. I have personally been grappling with the idea of getting another dog. Although, I do own a cat, she has gotten to be very solitary and just wants to sleep in another room. I miss having a creature that is a “pack animal” with me as leader of the pack. There is no greater joy in this world than having the unconditional love of a pet.

DCG
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Sniff, sniff. Sad and sweet at the same time.

Steven Broiles
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I agree with DCG. Pets are great companions. I hope they have an afterlife.
I have heard that if one has a cat or dog and they have to go, wait about a year to get their odor out of the house before you get another.
As for me, I rent a room, and it’s too small an arrangement for a cat. I think cats need a second room, not only for the litter box, but because they like to go back and forth. A single room would be too confining. Sigh…

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

Steven . . . Of course pets and other animals have an afterlife. Why would God use His creative powers bringing about pets (and other animals) in all their glory, so exquisite in nature . . . only to let their spirits linger in the vastness of the universe, never again to be reunited with their bodies. That would seem to be the ultimate waste of creative power and ability. Think of the anguish all the children of God would feel if they never could associate once again with their beloved pets! God is a God of love, He desires… Read more »

Steven Broiles
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“‘Tis a consummation devoutly to be wish’d,” Auntie Lulu, but we do have the dueling theologians, St. Aquinas and St. Bonaventure, duking it out. Aquinas maintains that as the animals are not rational, the privilege of an afterlife is denied them. St. Bonaventure, on the other hand, maintained that as they are innocent and without sin, that we cannot hold Aquinas’s position as the last word. Jesus did not mention anything directly, although He did say that Our Heavenly Father “has His Eye on the sparrow.” Neither Our Lord nor us are against sentiment, provided it is true sentiment. I… Read more »

josephbc69
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Once again, your words are my every thought, and I’ll be lucky to get this typed through tears!!

greenworxx
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greenworxx

That was so nice and it got to me too. I was going to try to not cry, but couldn’t hold back the tears. The innocence of our pets’ souls and their unconditional love can only come from God.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Me, too.

TrailDust
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TrailDust

♥…
just ♥.

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vistabee1
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vistabee1

Thank you for sharing this! ?❤️

youknowwho.
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youknowwho.

Animals have an afterlife if it is what makes YOUR afterlife heaven. Only the devil would deny you the unconditional love that an animal companion can give.

josephbc69
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A most excellent thought!

Greg
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Man, it’s so sad to lose pets.

Andrea
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Andrea

Sixteen years later, I still mourn the loss of my beloved Maurice, a big cuddly ginger tabby. He not only gave me unconditional love for 15 1/2 years, but he loved EVERYONE. If there is an afterlife, I know that he and I will be reunited someday.