Oct 14, 2015

A New Star In Heaven


You're giving me a special gift,
So sorrowfully endowed,
And through these last few cherished days,
Your courage makes me proud.

But really, love is knowing
When your best friend is in pain,
And understanding earthly acts
Will only be in vain.

So looking deep into your eyes,
Beyond, into your soul,
I see in you the magic, that will
Once more make me whole.

The strength that you possess,
Is why I look to you today,
To do this thing that must be done,
For it's the only way.

That strength is why I've followed you,
And chose you as my friend,
And why I've loved you all these years...
My partner 'til the end.

Please, understand just what this gift,
You're giving, means to me,
It gives me back the strength I've lost,
And all my dignity.

You take a stand on my behalf,
For that is what friends do.
And know that what you do is right,
For I believe it too.

So one last time, I breathe your scent,
And through your hand I feel,
The courage that's within you,
To now grant me this appeal.

Cut the leash that holds me here,
Dear friend, and let me run,
Once more a strong and steady dog,
My pain and struggle done.

And don't despair my passing,
For I won't be far away,
Forever here, within your heart,
And memory I'll stay.

I'll be there watching over you,
Your ever faithful friend,
And in your memories I'll run,
...a young dog once again.

Written By Karen Clouston


A special THANK YOU to all who have sent us comforting words during Sarah's illness.


ZOOLATRY said...

Sharing prayers, and love.

Marg said...

Oh we are so sorry about Sarah. We did not know she was sick. But we just know that you knew lots and lots of love while living at your wonderful home. Lots of hugs to the Mom.

Julie said...

So sorry to hear your sad news, sending lots of luffs and hugs to you
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

My Mind's Eye said...

Angel Sarah...not only does heaven have a new bright star it has a kind soul and a beautiful citizen.
May the sun shine on your face and gentle breezes fluff your furs
Hugs madi your bfff

My Mind's Eye said...

Oh Sarah we just came back from reading the most beautiful tribute your mom wrote to honor your well lived and loved life.

OMDs you put your foots in your water..were you afraid the water dish was gonna get away? That story made my mom lol!! Bless your sweet little heart. You are the ultimate example that each furry babe brings their own uniqueness to the lives of their humans and fill their hearts with memories.
Hugs madi

stellaroselong said...

I am so sorry I have not been around to leave a comment on your blog, I had been thinking though of both your family and sweet sarah, she definitely is running free and wild with all her family and friends at the bridge, I imagine she had quite a welcoming crew. Hugs from all of us to you....stella rose and momma

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

That's a beautiful poem. We know Sarah will be greatly missed.

TimberLove said...

Gentle wooooos,

Nukie an family

Brian's Home Blog said...

We are so very sorry to hear about dear Sarah. Love and hugs from all of us.

C.L.W.STEP said...

We're so sorry to hear about your dear Sarah. We'll be thinking about you!

Unknown said...

So sorry to hear about Sarah! Oh dear I've been so bad about visiting I didn't know that she was sick. Please accept my apologies and sincere condolences. I'll be saying my paw prayers for your Assistant too. Love Dolly

Matilda the Boxer said...

So sorry to hear about Sarah's loss. :( Momma says they're never with us long enough!

Random Felines said...

we are very sorry and send you purrs

M. K. Clinton said...

That might be the best although heartbreaking poem that I have read on this sad day. I am so sorry. ♥

Samantha said...

Sending prayers and pug hugs!

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

We are so very sorry for your loss and are sending soothing POTP and lots of hugs your way.

Run free sweet Sarah!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Such a beautiful tribute for your Sarah. We are so sorry she had to go, but she had a wonderful life. Soft woos and gentle hugs from all of us.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning and Mom

Idaho PugRanch said...

What a beautiful tribute for your precious girl. 15 years of love and companionship to treasure forever.
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Jans Funny Farm said...

A lovely tribute post (we went over to read it) to your sweet Sarah. We are so sad for your loss. Hold her memory close. We know you will never forget her. A warm hug!

Ruby said...

Oh, that postie abouts your sweet Sarah was just beautifuls! That is so funny that she would step in the water bowl before she would drink! BOL
I am sendin' you guys lots and lots of {{{hugs}}} and slobbery kisses...okays, forgets that last part....☺
Ruby ♥

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Sarah....your mom wrote a beautiful tribute to you; ♥♥♥....Godspeed your journey two heaven. We are truly sorry and send our sincerest sympathies to your family ~~~~~~ with love and hugs ....boomer, dai$y, tuna and dude and sauce too ♥♥♥♥♥

Molly the Airedale said...

What a beautiful tribute to beautiful Sarah ♥ Huge hugs to all of you.

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Scooter said...

Oh, that's so very beautiful...and sad. Sorry to hear about sweet Sarah. Hugs to all of you.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Police Commish

Murphy said...

That is very beautiful! We are sorry for your pain from losing such a wonderful girl as Sarah!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Dachshund Nola said...

I'm so sorry. ((((Hugs))))

sprinkles said...

I was so sorry to read about your Sarah's passing. No matter how long you have them it's never long enough, is it? I hope your sweet memories of her will help ease the pain in time.

I also wanted to say thank you for your kind words about Chico's cancer diagnosis. It really means a lot, especially with all that you're dealing with right now.

Just Mags said...

Sweet, beautiful Sarah. We know you miss her so much. Sending prayers for comfort, warm hugs for you and family dear friend. We are so sorry she had to leave.

Just Mags said...

Sweet, beautiful Sarah. We know you miss her so much. Sending prayers for comfort, warm hugs for you and family dear friend. We are so sorry she had to leave.

Ruby Rose and the Big Little Angels 3 said...

We are so terribly sorry on your losing Sarah. You were so very supportive of us when we lost Foley. We are sending all our prayers and love to you. Sarah is running happy with lots of her Bridge Angels now. She doesn't have any more pain and she loves you very much.

KB said...

That's a beautiful tribute to a dog who had an amazing life with you. I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy....

Tootsie said...

Oh, Sarah. Sending so much love to all of you.

Tootsie and her mom

Sue said...

We are so sorry to hear about Sarah. She and our Morgan can help each other adjust. Our girls are no longer in pain and we must cherish all the memories they left us.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Such a beautiful tribute.. We are so sorry.

easyweimaraner said...

I'm so sorry.... and while reding this wonderful words for Sarah I had to fight with my tears... but your Sarah has always a place in my heart...

easyweimaraner said...

I'm so sorry.... and while reding this wonderful words for Sarah I had to fight with my tears... but your Sarah has always a place in my heart...

Lovable Lily said...

We're so very sorry that we are just getting around to being on the computer once again and we see your post about Sarah. We are so very sorry for this great loss. We know that your hearts are breaking. We're going to hop over and read your tribute to her now. We just know it will be beautiful!

Lily Belle & Muffin

LBJ said...

You have had more heartbreak this year than anyone should have to deal with. Here's a hug and a prayer to your angel above, Sarah.

Abby Lab and her family

White Dog Blog said...

Soft woos of sadness and gentle nuzzles of comfort during this time of sadness. We are sorry that Sarah had to Cross the Rainbow Brdge so soon...it is always too soon...and we ask the Universe to fill your hearts with warm wonderful memories of lives lived entwined in love and family. May Sarah and all of you, know peace. The White Dog Army

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh, I am truly sorry for your loss of Sarah...I've been behind keepingup with my Blogger pals with my own mother falling ill this summer and being admitted into rehab, that I did not realize she was sick. Thinking of you and sending hugs...and may Sarah run free and carry your love with her for always.