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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding
In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6
When It's Time to Say Good-bye
IF IT SHOULD BE

If it should be that I grow weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then you must do what must be done,
For this last battle cannot be won.

You will be sad, I understand.
Don't let your grief then stay your hand.
For this day, more than all the rest,
Your love for me must stand the test.

We've had so many happy years.
What is to come can hold no fears.
You'd not want me to suffer so;
The time has come -- please let me go.

Take me where my need they'll tend,
And please stay with me till the end.
Hold me firm and speak to me,
Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time that you will see
The kindness that you did for me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.

Please do not grieve -- it must be you
Who had this painful thing to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years;
Don't let your heart hold back its tears.

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 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 vigor. 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...

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.
Heirloom Boston Terriers
This is the absolute hardest part of loving a Boston, and there is never a "good time" for it to
happen, but it is absolutely worth it to have these loving dogs in our lives for however long we
are blessed to have them.

Now that I’ve been across The Rainbow
Bridge for a couple weeks, they said I
should write a letter home. Sorry, Mom but
I’m so busy ‘across the bridge’ that I haven’
and that you would understand. I hope you
do. (I think you will.)

Remember that night when I wasn’t feeling
very well and we were all crying? I don’t
remember much, but I do remember seeing
and hearing all of you and feeling your
touches and hugs…I remember hearing
“we love you” and that one last command of
“Go through”. I didn’t know what you
meant, so I turned around and walked
through the fog that was in front of me. I
saw the biggest bridge I’ve ever seen! And
so many friends on the other side of it! They
were all playing with toys and balls! You
were right to tell me to go there!

My feet kept moving forward, but my heart
kept pulling me back. Your touches became
lighter and lighter and I wanted to come
back and nudge your hands for more love,
but I was overcome by this feeling of
curiosity for the happy place over the
bridge! My feet started moving on their
own, like a gentle breeze was moving them
forward for me! I can’t explain it, but I had
no doubt that it was the right thing to do!

So, I walked across that big, huge bridge by
myself! I looked for you, because you’re
always by my side, walking with me, but this
was different. I didn’t have a collar around
my neck or a leash connecting me to you ~ I
was ‘free’! Even though you weren’t there
with me, I never felt alone! I actually felt
like I had a huge cape of love wrapped
around my body and the more I walked, the
easier it was to breathe! So, I kept walking!
And I would feel more warmth in the big
hug, so I kept on walking! I eventually
made it over the big bridge – I did it by
myself, mom. When I got here, all of my
new friends greeted me and helped me walk
off the bridge ~ it was so cool! They gave
me a pair of wings and said that I was now
a Guardian Angel!

What I’ve learned over these past few weeks
has been amazing and nothing like I’ve
seen before! We’re all the same up here ~
we all have wings and we all have Forever
People to watch over ~ that’s YOU, mom !
You’re my Forever Person and I’m your
Forever Dog! We had such a great life
together and I do miss you a LOT, but
please know that I am so happy in my new
home across The Bridge!

I’ll send you another Earth Angel so you
won’t be alone. Give them your whole heart,
like you gave it to me. I’ll check in every so
often to make sure they treasure your love ~
I always did! When you miss me, think of a
rainbow and know I’m on the other side of
it, waiting to walk with you again. I’ll
always be in your heart. I love you, mom!
Time for me to go play