Bob had been a lonely man ever since
His wife of fifty years had passed.
“Lord, let me join her.” he would pray.
“Let this day be my last.”
Each day, he went to the cemetery,
Just a short walk down the street.
After their talk, he would water her flowers
And hear passers-by whisper, “How sweet.”
One gray and misty morning,
He had hoped for sunnier skies
To plant fall bloomers at her graveside;
But there, to his surprise…
Stood an old dog beside her stone;
Thin and dirty, but he struck a handsome pose.
He whined as Bob approached, as if to say,
“I could use a friend, you know.”
He sat calmly as Bob planted flowers,
Carefully sniffing each one Bob put in place.
After the last one was planted, he sniffed it;
Then turned and licked Bob’s face.
Bob smiled. “I had a dog when I was young…
Pal…he was a mighty good one too.
So, if you don’t mind old fella,
That’s what I’ll call you.”
Pal may have been an old dog,
But he was smart and handsome in his way;
So they made a deal, Bob would give him a meal
And a bath, if he decided to stay.
Pal loved his bath, then rolled in the grass.
He slept on a blanket in the den.
In the night, he dragged it next to Bob’s bed.
He intended to be Bob’s best friend.
Pal was such a good dog, housebroken too;
Never made a mess or got in trouble.
He knew about newspapers, slippers and Frisbees;
And when Bob called, he‘d come on the double.
Yes, Pal gave Bob’s life new purpose.
A special bond of friendship was cast.
And never again did Bob pray,
“Lord, let this day be my last.”
For twelve years, the very best of friends,
Together night and day;
And so it was, until one evening,
Pal quietly passed away.
Bob held Pal in his arms and wept.
“Oh, Pal…my best friend…you saved my life.”
He caressed Pal as he reminisced;
Then, sometime in the night, Bob joined his wife.
The next morning, an old woman,
Tears welling in her sad and lonely eyes,
Brought fresh flowers to her husband’s grave;
But there, to her surprise….
Stood an old dog beside the stone,
Thin an dirty, but he struck a handsome pose.
He whined as she approached, as if to say,
“I could use a friend, you know.”
He sat calmly as she took old flowers
And put fresh ones in their place.
He carefully sniffed the fresh ones,
Then, turned and licked her face.
She smiled through her tears.
“I had a dog when I was young...
A good one too. His name was Pal.”
Copyright © Robert Candler | Year Posted 2014
She had four long legs and a curved tail
with a smile that made you happy
She had big ears and eyes full of care
and ways that were fun and sappy
She had a big heart and a loud bark
She could look dumb but be so smart
She was loyal and true
She could chase away the blues
and she always knew
that I loved her too
I miss her so
Hard to let her go
Good dogs go to Heaven
she will be waiting for me at the Pearly Gates
Peter will let us in
She jumps with joy as I hug my friend
asking with those big soft eyes
trying to keep mine dry
why are you so late
it's hard for a dog to wait
Copyright © Fritz Purdum | Year Posted 2017
I thought I was living, but I knew I was dead
My essence was draining, leaking making me wish I could see
This wheel I ride was a simple device
Running down the road I knew it would never end
Forgive me for I have but one notion in this world
A crazy time, but it spits me in a kind of swirl
The existence of man is my one real legend
The dog came and put its head on my lap
Love so deep I felt it to my bone
Yes now I knew God was here
At last salvation, the time for wondering was over
I was really going home
Then the window opened and I was falling
Help, help I screamed
Only the laughter echoed in my mind
Copyright © Christopher Remele | Year Posted 2014
Life can bring many difficult situations!
Often, there’s really no explanation!
No matter how smart or how wise,
Things can take us totally by surprise!
We can often find our life off course.
Many times, being driven by a “dark force.”
I know that it’s hard to know what to do.
Especially with what you
may be going through!
I can’t think of all the right words to say…
To help you make it through another day!
But there’s someone, I can ask you to turn to!
He loves and is most concerned about you!
His name is Jesus! The almighty God is he!
He’s committed to you now! And for eternity!
He’s the one that you can trust and lean on!
And is someone that you can
certainly depend on!
Won’t you give him an opportunity to help you?
He reaches out his hand! Because he loves you!
He is the source with an eternal heavenly treasure!
He can completely fill you!
The decision is yours! A choice to be made!
There’s nothing for Jesus what’s worth the “trade!”
He’s everything that any of us can ever think of!
And can do more for you! Than you ever dreamed of!
He’s the alpha and omega! The beginning and the end!
Won’t you allow him to be your
savior and friend???
By Jim Pemberton
Copyright © Jim Pemberton | Year Posted 2012
There will be dogs in heaven, of this I am sure.
How could God exclude them, when their love is so pure…
Their devotion to their master is beyond compare.
This type of love you can’t find elsewhere.
Our dogs are part of the family, just like children,
With a loyalty to the owners, that is one in a million.
God placed these little angels on earth we call dogs.
I don’t think it is a coincidence dog spelled backwards is God.
Copyright © Brenda McGrath | Year Posted 2016
I do not know?
The land just outside of Heaven,
the bible doesn't mention it, but
it's there just the same.
I saw a vision of it, the day
my dog Murphy died, as I held
his gentle paw after he had passed on.
I saw a green field, where he was
running so free and yet so
Playing with all the other dogs,
that were there, seemed they were
all so happy and no pain did I see.
Then Murphy stopped and looked
at me, as if to say, see Jim
it's ok, don't worry, I'm find,
my pain is gone, I'm young again,
just the way I was when I became
your dog, so many years ago.
Then I saw my dog Shep and Brandon
and all of my other dogs I ever had,
in the land just outside of Heaven.
Now for all people out there
feel at ease, for your beloved pets
are there and so at peace.
I will see my beloved Murphy again
after I have been in Heaven a while,
God will let me go over,
to the land just outside of Heaven
where I will throw my arms around
him and be so happy again.
Then all of my dogs will gather
around me to tell me things I
never knew before.
So Murphy some day I will
come and see you once again
to the land just outside of Heaven.
after Murphy had died I held his paw in my hand and I did see a vision of him there, strange
Copyright © James Foulk | Year Posted 2010
Day was very sunny,
Old Jet felt so funny,
Old black lab, muzzle grey,
His family off to work today,
Old Jet lay down to sleep,
Left alone, watchdog to keep,
His gait was slow,
Not much get up and go,
Jet slumbered on,
Not too long,
His canine dreams bemusing,
Flashbacks Old Jet perusing,
Brilliant happy companion days,
Lots of fun and rambling plays,
Ben was his best loved lad,
Now his unofficial dad,
Jet's loyalty never wavered,
Yes, Ben he always favoured,
Pats and hugs and lots of snacks,
All kindness, time to relax,
Old Jet's breathing slowed,
Snoring on, time to go,
Asleep in the sun, one deep sigh,
No one home to say goodbye,
No drama, no fuss,
Old Jet's no longer with us,
His long life was over,
Puppy Heaven for old rover,
Old Jet had breathed his last,
Finally, Old Jet had passed.
Copyright © Julie Grenness | Year Posted 2015
Heartbeats thumping in rapid unison
Chest hard pressed in his final resting place
The scent of sterile death whelms the toxin
Igniting the ducts in a scarce headspace
A drop on his tongue with a salty trace
Glitters in the blinding fluorescent ray
Each dense breath trickles unused time away
As tears of ire inspires his golden coat
One last moment to share our yesterday
And with that fourteen years have gone afloat
Copyright © Lukas Ficklin | Year Posted 2016
Oh what a dog was she,
So, sweet and loving to all that she met.
She always so happy to see us everyday,
we miss her so very much since she went away.
Life is not same since she's been gone,
Heaven is a place not only for you and me.
But, it's for our beloved pets also you see.
So, if you have a beloved pet that has died,
Don't worry because they are just on the other side.
It's not very far and we will see them again ,
just like we will all our loved ones to.
Jesus made it all possible for us to live again,
When He died on the cross and rose to life again.
So, be sure you have Jesus in your life and heart
Before you die and this earth you depart.
Copyright © Patsy Carter | Year Posted 2016
I dreamed of my dog that had passed away
She came to visit me just this very day
And told me of a tale about where she has been
Up in God’s heaven barking at the strangers again
She told me how she sleeps at night
On soft billowing clouds in angels arms safe from fright
She said she watches down on me from heaven above
And that it is me her dear owner that she still loves
Her days she said are spent guarding heaven
From anyone that has not been forgiven
Her water she drinks from streams lined with gold
And she always stays the same age and never grows old
She told me that her and her animal friends
Play and chase each other until the day ends
The meadows are full of sheep and other animals that all get along fine
And in God’s eyes every single one is divine
She told me not to be afraid when my day comes
Because she assured me she would greet me with her big tongue
And that when I got there we would play together forever more
With no fear or worries just love galore
No matter how long she told me she would wait for me
And not to forget her favorite ball which when I would throw she would always retrieve
I thanked her for setting my mind at ease
And made her promise this was not a tease
She thanked me for all the good times
And looks forward to the day when I could scratch her ears again and make her feel fine.
By Michael James Kolter
Copyright © MICHAEL KOLTER | Year Posted 2015
Am I Near Heaven.
A little boy and his went for a walk on Wednesday.
They came up on a big mountain that touch the sky.
The little boy said," we are going to climb up there today!"
The dog barked.
They climbed for miles and miles. Up and up. Towards the sky
When they where almost to the top. He looked down to see the town.
As they climbed higher and higher the town became smaller and smaller.
When they got to the top. All they could see was clouds.
He could hear the birds below but no trees he could see.
He turn to his dog, a friend indeed, he asked with a look of need," Am
I near Heaven?"
For just days ago his mother had died. and he wanted to be near..
Copyright © Harold Hunt sr | Year Posted 2014