Pet Loss Poems – Poems For Your Pet Cremation Service

Pet Loss Poems – Poems For Your Pet Cremation Service

I am writing this with our own two Great Danes lying as close to my feet as they can possibly get and I am feeling blessed, I also have a pain in my heart thinking of our other fur babies who have sadly left us. The pain never goes away it just gets easier to deal with.

We all know our pets are members of our family, be it a mouse or a Great Dane they leave a huge hole in our heart when they go over the Rainbow Bridge.  Words cannot take away the heartbreak but it can be comforting to read poems that others have written about losing a beloved pet. There are some great poems that can help you through tough times you can read a few below.

The most famous of all is the ever popular

Rainbow Bridge 

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigour; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

Author unknown…

 

This one is a beautiful poem by Colleen Fitzimmons:

Yesterday’s Shadow

I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to re-assure you, that I’m not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said ” it’s me.”

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It’s possible for me, to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, “I never went away.”
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew…
In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is over… I smile and watch you yawning
and say “good-night, God bless, I’ll see you in the morning.”
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I’ll rush across to greet you and we’ll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.

Be patient, live your journey out…then come home to be with me.

Author ~ Missing You poem By Colleen Fitzsimmons

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
“It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here.”

I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to re-assure you, that I’m not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said ” it’s me.”

You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It’s possible for me, to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, “I never went away.”
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew…
In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is over… I smile and watch you yawning
and say “good-night, God bless, I’ll see you in the morning.”
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I’ll rush across to greet you and we’ll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.

Be patient, live your journey out…then come home to be with me.

Author ~ Missing You poem By Colleen Fitzsimmons

Tribute To A Best Friend

Sunlight streams through window pane
onto a spot on the floor…
then I remember, it’s where you used to lie,
but now you are no more.

Our feet walk down a hall of carpet
and muted echoes sound….
then I remember,
It’s where your paws would joyously abound

A voice is heard along the road,
and up beyond the hill
then I remember it can’t be yours….
your golden voice is still.

But I’ll take that vacant spot of floor
and empty muted hall
and lay them with the absent voice

and unused dish along the wall

I’ll wrap these treasured memorials
in a blanket of my love
and keep them for my best friend
until we meet above.

I lost a treasured friend today
The little dog who used to lay
His gentle head upon my knee
And share his silent thoughts with me.

He’ll come no longer to my call,
Retrieve no more his favourite ball
A voice far greater than my own
Has called him to His golden throne.

And though my eyes are filled with tears,
I thank Him for the happy years
He let him spend down here with me,
And for his love and loyalty.

by Author Unknown 

Losing a beloved pet is never easy but hopefully you can find some beautiful poems written by someone that was going through the same as you.

If you do a search for “Pet Loss Poems” you will hopefully find some comfort.

This is one of my favourite websites:

https://www.recover-from-grief.com/loss-of-a-pet-poem.html

I can also recommend Jimmie Stewart’s reading of his touching poem about his dog Beau which can be found on YouTube here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=248&v=mwGnCIdHQH0

I will leave you with the quote from American writer Rita Mae Brown, taken from her book Riding Shotgun:

“Sorrow is how we learn to love. Your heart isn’t breaking. It hurts because it’s getting larger. The larger it gets, the more love it holds.”

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/54356-sorrow-is-how-we-learn-to-love-your-heart-isn-t

 

All Pets at Peace is a family run private pet crematorium, we only offer individual cremations and we promise to give your pet the dignity and respect they deserve. You can bring your pet to us and wait in our Family Room while the cremation takes place leaving with your pet in your choice of casket or if you prefer we can collect your pet from your home or vets.

If you need our services or any advice please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re here every day between 7am and 11pm (including bank holidays). We don’t follow normal business hours because we know the death of a loved one doesn’t always happen 9-5, Monday to Friday.

 

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