by @winecountrydog Tilin Corgi and Jackie Nippers Corgi
Wot a lovely idea for beloved dogs like ourwoofselves, both lucky rescue dogs, to leave behind best wishes for other dogs and cats who need lovin' homes.
A Dog's Last Will & Testament
Before humans die, they write their last will and testament, give their home and all they have to those they leave behind.Written by Anonymous Dog and posted at RescuePledge.org
If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I'd ask.
To a poor and lonely stray, I'd give my my happy home, my bowl and cozy bed, soft pillow, and all my toys; the lap that I have loved so much; the hand that stroked my fur; and the sweet voice that spoke my name.
I'd will to a sad, scared shelter dog the place I had in my human's loving heart, of which there seemed no bounds.
So, when I die, please do not say, 'I will never have a pet again, for the loss and pain is more than I can stand.'
Instead go find an unloved dog [or cat], one whose life has held no joy or hope, and give my place to him.
This is the only thing I can give . . . The love I left behind.
Ere is wot Mum sez, quotin' from a poem:
"We'll shelter him with tenderness and love him while we may,
and for the happiness we'll know, forever grateful stay.
And when the angels call for him, we'll brave the bitter grief,
but know that deep within our hearts he will only feel relief."
Sunset walkies on Sonoma Coast beach.