COUGAR 30 APRIL 2002 - 6 MAY 2007
How do I tell my Cougar that today is his last day
The vet will be arriving soon to " put him down to lay ".
The rose petals are sprinkled and the logs are stacked up high
You musta seen me planning this - for the day you die .
That mast cell tumor has burst - leaving an awful mess
but how do I tell my Cougar , it's not over - the cancer has spread throughout his chest .
What started off as a pimple , took only 7 weeks to get as big as my head
and never could we image that we would pay someone to make you dead .
We cant watch you suffer - we know what must be done
Your pain is now ending but ours has just begun .
The hardest thing is letting you go and this will be my only regret
I'm sorry that it seems we gave up on you Cougar - my Peiby , my soul , my pet .
What do I say to my Cougar as that fatal injection goes in
I cry and scream and hopes the vet misses and gets it in my skin .
5 years + 6 days you were in our life
It's all over in a second and that image will always cut like a knife
" PUT YA SHOES ON " - I cried out as you were slipping away
I wanted them to be the last words you heard on this shocking day .
We begged and scream and held you tight long after your soul had left your eyes
we tried to make your last images calm ones just before you died .
Your bones now lay with your buddy PYTHON , in a sacred tomb
resting together comfortably in our warm lounge room .
We will now breed Shar-Pei's in honour of our Cougar's pain
but we will give it all up in a heartbeat , just to have you back again .
KINGCOUGAR is our breeders name - it's the honourable thing to do
so every pup that is bred by us will have your name - so they will carry a part of you .
And this is how we try to go on - it's the only way we feel we must
and maybe through other Shar-Pei's you will somehow find your way back to us
and make us smile and complete again because cancer made you depart
and I know we cant live forever , but we can have more paw prints on our hearts
he is your friend , your defender , your dog
you are his life , his love , his leader
he will be yours so faithfully and true - to the last beat of his heart
you owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion
A Video Tribute to our fallen friends can be found on youtube . Just click on a link below