A Doggy Thought!

Last Will 5

Before humans die, they write their Last Will & Testament giving their home, and all they have, to those they leave behind. If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I would ask.

To a poor and lonely stray I’d give:

  • My happy home.
  • My bowl and cozy bed, soft pillows and all my toys.
  • The laps, which I love so much.
  • The hands that stroke my fur and the sweet voices which speak my name.

I’d will to the sad, scared, shelter dog, the place I have in my human’s loving heart of which there seems 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 and find an unloved dog whose life has held no joy or hope, and give MY place to him or her.

This is the only thing I can give, the love that I will be leaving behind.

(Author unknown)

18 thoughts on “A Doggy Thought!

  1. This is such a lovely sentiment, I know it will be heartbreaking when Bonnie passes away but I think it would be more heartbreaking to have a quiet home without the patter of paws especially when there are so many in shelters that need homes.

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    • Exactly Laura! You could never “replace” Bonnie, but you could certainly allow a similar relationship to develop; make use of all the things you have that are dog related, and (of course) give another dog a “break”. 🙂

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  2. It’s a looong time before Ray needs to write this!
    Though I have a draft ready for my own very very old Mr Spaghetti Legs, who is over 14 years.
    All rescue centres seem to have this Last will and Testament 🙂

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    • I thought so too. While I cannot support putting human thoughts and ideas into a dog (per se), the whole concept here makes so much sense. Given an appropriate grieving period for a beloved dog, why on earth would we not want to help another one and experience a new love? 🙂

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