|| Dealing with a diabetic pet can be very stressful, and sometimes
your spirit needs a lift. These Inspirational writings may help
you. If you recently lost your pet, or know someone who has lost a
pet, the Pet Loss poems may be comforting or may help you express your
Prayer for Animals
Hear our humble
prayer, O God,
for our friends the animals,
especially for those who are suffering;
for any that are hunted or lost
or deserted or frightened or hungry;
for all that must be put to sleep.
We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity,
and for those who deal with them
we ask a heart of compassion
and gentle hands and kindly words.
Make us be true friends to animals
and so to share the blessings of the merciful.
Saint Francis of Assisi
God Our Heavenly Father,
You created the world to serve humanity's needs and to lead them
to You. By our own fault we have lost the beautiful relationship
which we once had with all your creation. Help us to see that by
restoring our relationship with You we will also restore it with
all Your creation. Give us the grace to see all animals as gifts
from You and to treat them with respect for they are Your
creation. We pray for all animals who are suffering as a result of
our neglect. May
the order You originally established be once again restored to the
whole world through the intercession of the Glorious Virgin Mary,
the prayers of St. Francis and the merits of Your Son, Our Lord
Jesus Christ Who lives and reigns with You now and forever. Amen.
From Rainbow Bridge
by Consta Jenkins
Weep not for me though I am gone
Into that gentle night.
Grieve if you will, but not for long
Upon my soul's sweet flight.
I am at peace, my soul's at rest
There is no need for tears.
For with your love I was so blessed
For all those many years.
There is no pain, I suffer not,
The fear now all is gone.
Put now these things out of your thoughts,
In your memory I live on.
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife
Please do not dwell upon my death,
But celebrate my life.
I Am Not There
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on snow;
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I did not sleep.
Little Dog Angel
Norah M. Holland, c.1870
High up in the courts of
A little dog-angel waits,
With the other dogs he will not play,
But he sits alone at the Gates:
"For I know my master will come," says he
"And when he comes, he will call for me."
He sees the spirits that pass him by
As they hasten towards the throne,
And he watches them with a wistful eye
As he sits at the gate alone;
"But I know if I just wait patiently
"That someday my Master will come," says he.
And his Master far down on the earth below,
As he sits in his easy chair
Forgets sometimes, and he whistles low
For the dog that is not there;
And the little dog-angel cocks his ears
And dreams that his Master's call he hears.
And I know when at length his Master waits
Outside in the dark and cold
For the hand of Death to open the gates
That lead to the Courts of Gold,
The little dog-angel's eager bark
Will comfort his soul while he's still in the dark.
Fly, fly precious one.
Your endless journey has begun.
Take your gentle happiness,
far too beautiful for this.
Cross over to the other shore,
where there is peace forevermore.
But hold this mem'ry bittersweet,
until we meet.
Fly, fly do not fear.
Don't waste a breath, don't shed a tear.
Your heart is pure, your soul is free,
be on your way, don't wait for me.
Above the universe you'll climb,
on beyond the hands of time
The moon will rise, the sun will set,
but I won't forget.
Fly, fly little wing.
Fly where only angels sing.
Fly away, the time is right
Go now...find the light.
Me a Pup
I will lend to you
a pup, God said,
For you to love her while she lives
and to mourn for her when she is gone.
Maybe for twelve or fourteen years,
or maybe for two or three
But will you, till I call her back
take care of her for me?
She'll bring her charms to gladden you
and (should her stay be brief)
you'll always have her memories
as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise that she 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 life's land
I have chosen you.
Now will you give her all your love
Nor think the labor 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 you'll run.
Will you shelter her with tenderness
Will you love her while you may
And for the happiness you'll know forever grateful stay.
But should I call her back
much sooner than you've planned
Please brave the bitter grief that comes
and try to understand.
If, by your love, you've managed
my wishes to achieve,
In memory of her that you've loved,
cherish every moment with your faithful bundle,
and know she loved you too.
God asked the feline spirit
Are you ready to come home?
Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
And, as a cat, you know I am most able
To decide anything for myself.
Are you coming then? asked God.
Soon, replied the whiskered angel
But I must come slowly
For my human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly.
But don't they understand? asked God
That you'll never leave them?
That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
That nothing is created or destroyed?
It just is....forever and ever and ever.
Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.