A Dog’s Last Will and Testament

 

Mr Spaghetti Legs

Mr Spaghetti Legs

A Dog’s Last Will and Testament 

– Author Unknown

Before humans die, they write their last Will and Testament, give their home and all they have, to those they leave behind. 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 happy home

– My bowl and cosy bed, soft pillows and all my toys

– The lap, which I loved so much

– The hand that stroked my fur and the sweet voice that spoke my name

 

I’d will to the 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; one whose life held no joy or hope and give my place to him.

This is the only thing I can give . . .

The love I left behind.

 

Every rescue dog pines for their own loving home.

Mr Spaghetti Legs

Mr Spaghetti Legs

 

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52 thoughts on “A Dog’s Last Will and Testament

    1. scifihammy Post author

      Aw – that shows you have a big heart. 🙂
      I always cry when I read this, but if it helps one rescue dog find a new home, it is well worth spreading the story. 🙂

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  1. pensitivity101

    This is so lovely, and not the first time I’ve read it. Such a wonderful sentiment, it hits home every time. Rainbow Bridge is another one. We love our pets so much, and they leave such a hole when we lose them.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Yes, Colin/Ray has posted this a few times. I’ve had this one, and another even sadder, for years now, but I’ll spare you the saddest one!
      Time to start remembering all the fun times and SL’s own little quirks.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      In Cape Town I see a lot of unwanted parrots and other amazing, long-lived, intelligent birds, cared for at the World of Birds Sanctuary. At least they have company and are very well taken care of.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Sorry GH! And thank you.
      I did space out the sad posts. But this Will is on most of the Rescue Organisations websites at some time or another, as there are so many animals needing homes.

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  2. Sarah Ferguson and Choppy

    I’m teary here now.

    One of our neighbors stopped us this morning to chat on our walk and mentioned his dog, who passed away a year ago, and how he hasn’t been able to bring himself to get another one yet. I don’t know what I will do when that day comes with Choppy, but I will try to remember this.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      I think it is harder the older you get, as you don’t want to outlive your dog, but when the time is right, most people get another. I don’t have mine long when I adopt them, as they are already half way through their lives (except LM) and I only had SL 3 years.

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  3. Bun Karyudo

    That’s a touching way to think about things. I know that after a beloved pet dies, people can sometimes feel reluctant to get a new pet, feeling that it somehow diminishes the love they felt for their departed animal companion. I understand the upset they must feel, but I don’t think they are right.

    As the anonymous person you quoted said, the human heart knows no bounds. In other words, people don’t have a limited amount of affection that has to be shared between different loved ones in ever decreasing amounts. It’s perfectly possible to love two (or many more) completely different individuals to the maximum amount. After all, having a second child doesn’t mean that parents immediately begin loving their firstborn half as much.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Most people I know of don’t want to get a new pet because they don’t want to go through the loss again, which happens quite often with their pet’s short lives.
      You’re quite right about loving more than one being; and no-one is replaced, rather the heart grows larger for having loved. 🙂

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      1. Bun Karyudo

        I can understand that point of view. I felt rather like that myself when my first cat died. It took a while before I got another. Sadly, he too has long since passed on. I still miss him. He was a funny little fellow: a dog personality in a cat body. He used to follow me for walks around the garden and the field that surrounded our house. 🙂

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      2. scifihammy Post author

        Your cat sounds like my daughter’s Maine Coon, that also follows them down the road on ‘walkies’ 🙂
        Our pets all have wonderful personalities that we remember long after they have gone. 🙂

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