A Dog's Legacy

Author Unknown

When humans die, they make a will

To leave their homes and all they have

To those they love.

I, too, would make a will if I could write.


To some poor wistful lonely stray

I leave my happy home,

My dish, my cosy bed, my cushioned chair, my toy,

The well loved lap, the gently stroking hand,

The loving voice,

The place I made in someone’s heart,

The love, that at the last could help me to

A peaceful painless end

Held in loving arms.


If I should die Oh do not say,

"No more a pet I’ll have

To grieve me by its loss"

Seek out some lonely, unloved dog

And give my place to him.

This is my legacy I leave behind

‘Tis all I have to give.


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