Sunday, January 9, 2011

SOMBER SUNDAY; OUR FRIEND LUKE HAS CROSSED.THE RAINBOW BRIDGE

LUKE
Our eyes are wet and our mood is somber.  Our blog buddy, The Luke, has crossed The Rainbow Bridge.  He is a most loved dog and he will be missed.  Luke was a second chance senior just like a lot of the rest of us here.  Please take a minute out of your busy day to say a prayer for Luke and for his mom, Ms. Amanda.  We encourage a message of condolence to Luke's Blog or perhaps a note or card to:


The Luke's Mom  (The Bleu, too)
c/o Miss Karen
Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston, Inc.
PO Box 19594
Houston, TX 77224 
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THE LUKE'S FINAL BLOG POST


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The Last Battle
If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this – the last battle – can’t be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don’t let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn’t want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they’ll tend,
Only, stay with me ‘til the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its’ last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don’t grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We’ve been so close – we two – these years,
Don’t let your heart hold any tears.
- Anonymous

10 comments:

JackDaddy said...

So sad but I'm glad he had a good last chapter to his life.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Our momma sheds tears with the rest of the blogging community on the loss of such a dear, sweet soul. If there is any lesson to be learned from the Luke's life, and rescue, is that it is a GOOD THING to take a senior rescue into your home and life because the rewards and the love received is priceless.

Rest with the angels, the Luke, until we meet again...

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

We are missing him with everyone else and love your words for him and support for his the Mom.

Tucker and Daisy

Samantha said...

We are leaky here, and ache for Amanda, the Bleu and Aunt Karen on the loss of dear, sweet Luke. His good Momma gave him such a great Part II to his life and we knew how much he loved his world to the fullest. We have sent love and prayers and know we saw a new, bright star in the skies last eve.
A lovely tribute and poem.
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

Barbara said...

We are very sad to wake up to this news, but very happy he spent his last years filled with love and kindness.

MySpecialDoggies said...

We just visited Luke's blog.

Run free sweet Luke - with our rescue Apples (1994-2010)


Nadine & Neeli

Sheila and Bob said...

Luke, we will miss you Big Time, we are so glad you had the real Golden years in the autumn of your life and that you had the love of The Mom & The Bleu.

Run Free at the Bridge our friend, We love you,
We will see you again.

Hamish & Rescue Sophie
& Mom & Dad
Sheila & Bob

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We are very sad for Luke's family and are sure they miss him.

Steve and Kat

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

It is a sad day, but I'm always thankful when pups like Luke leave this life with those who cared about him the most--I know he will have wonderful company as he waits at the bridge for his family...

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

He rode shotgun with Mom today -

He did Great -

I'm just sayin'

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

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