Prayers and Poems
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Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. ~ Khalil Gibran
Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. ~ A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul; And sings the tune without the words and never stops . . . at all. ~ Emily Dickinson
If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went. ~ Will Rogers
Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak; whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break. ~ William Shakespeare, Macbeth
Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you . . I loved you so . . . 'twas heaven here with you. ~ Isla Paschal Richardson
When you are sorrowful look into your heart and you shall see that you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ~ Khalil Gibran
God speaks when tails wag, hearts purr and voices whinney. ~ Author Unknown
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone ~ George Elliot
Around every circle another can be drawn. There is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
A righteous man regards the life of his animal ~ Proverbs12:10
Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really. ~ Carlotta Monterey O'Neill
You can judge a society by the way it treats its animals ~ Mahatma Gandhi
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. ~ Aristotle
We make a living by what we get, we make life by what we give. ~ Winston Churchill
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is. ~ Albert Einstein
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. ~ David Hume (1711-1776)
“Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.” ~ Anatole France
Properly trained, a man can be a dog's best friend. ~ Corey Ford
Some of the angels are in charge of helping heal sick animals and pets. And if they don't make the animals get better, they help the child get over it. ~ Vicki, 8
My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost $7.00 in dog money. ~ Joe Weinstein
Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later. ~ Mary Bly
Some days you're the dog, some days you're the hydrant. ~ Unknown
Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. ~ Ann Landers
No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that that he can hold his own in the conversation. ~ Fran Lebowitz
Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about puppies. ~ Gene Hill
In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him. ~ Dereke Bruce
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. ~ Ben Williams
Cat's Motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it. ~ Unknown
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. ~ Josh Billings
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. ~ Andrew A. Rooney
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's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush of birds in flight.
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die...
Mary Frye, 1932
I Know in Time
I know in time that you will see,
The kindness that you did for me,
Although my tail, it's last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved."
When I Am An Old Cat
When I am an old cat I shall wear a diamond collar and leave my footprints on white couches. I shall drink my cream with a touch of brandy and spit out my vitamins.
I shall sit on the laps of dog people just to irritate them; I shall nap on top of the neighbor's petunias and perch on top of birdbaths and grow charmingly chubby.
But for now I must tolerate the dog and use my litter box and not sharpen my claws on the sofa, so no one can doubt the truth that cats are superior to dogs.
But every once in a while I wonder if I should be naughty now and then and nip a few toes, so my humans won't be too shocked when suddenly I become an old cat and start to wear a diamond collar.
If Tears Could Build a Stairway
If tears could build a stairway
And memories were a lane
We would walk right up to Heaven
And bring you back again
No farewell words were spoken
No time to say goodbye
You were gone before we knew it
And only God knows why
Our hearts still ache in sadness
And secret tears still flow
What it meant to lose you
No on will ever know
But know we know you want us
To mourn for you no more
To remember all the happy times
Life still has much in store
Since you’ll never be forgotten
We pledge to you today
A hallowed place within our hearts
Is where you’ll always stay
Words of Wisdom From Our Furry Canine Friends
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.!
Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back in the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout.
Run right back and make friends.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
Stop when you have had enough.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy Peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; To be understood, as to understand; To be loved, as to love. For it is in giving that we receive. It is in pardoning, that we are pardoned. And it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Saint Francis of Assisi -- The Patron Saint of Animals
Hear our humble prayer, o God, for our friends the animals.
Especially for animals who are suffering, for animals that are overworked, underfed and cruelly treated.
For any that are lost or deserted, frightened or hungry.
We entreat for them all the mercy and pity, and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion
and gentle hands and kindly words.
Make us ourselves; to be true friends to animals and so share the blessings of the merciful.