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, the 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 the rest,
Your love and friendship stand the test.
We’ve had so many years,
What is to come can hold no fear.
You’d not want me to suffer, so
When the time comes, please let me go.
Let me go where my needs they’ll tend,
Only, stay with 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
it was a kindness you did for me
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I’ve been saved.
We’ve been so close, we two, these years,
Don’t let your heart hold tears.
For you gave me a life some pets would envy
And my heart knows you will never forget me