Wednesday, May 16, 2012

For Tazz and Margaret

Yesterday was the anniversary of the day Tazz left us for the Rainbow Bridge.

For those who remember, Tazz was the best friend of my dog Bear.
Her Mom Margaret has been my neighbor for fifteen years.
Bear left for the Rainbow Bridge exactly one month and two years earlier.

From Tazz to her Mom Margaret

You're giving me a special gift,
So sorrowfully endowed,
And through these last few cherished days,
Your courage makes me proud.

But really, love is knowing 
When your best friend is in pain,
And understanding earthly acts,
Will only be in vain.

So looking deep into your eyes,
Beyond, into your soul,
I see in you the magic, that will
Once more make me whole.

The strength that you possess,
Is why I look to you today,
To do this thing that must be done,
For it's the only way.

That strength is why I followed you,
And chose you as my friend,
And why I loved you all these years....
My partner 'til the end.

Please understand just what this gift,
Your giving, means to me,
It gives me back the strength I've lost,
And all my dignity.

You take a stand on my behalf,
For that is what friends do,
And know that what you do is right,
For I believe it too.

So one last time I breathe your scent,
And through your hand I feel,
The courage that's within you,
To now grant me this appeal.

Cut the leash that holds me here,
Dear friend, and let me run,
Once more a strong and steady dog,
My pain and struggle done.

And don't despair my passing,
For I won't be far away,
Forever here, within your heart,
and memory I'll stay.

I'll be there watching over you,
Your ever faithful friend,
And in your memories I'll run,
..... a young dog once again.

Pee Ess: Margaret is still healthy and cancer-free years after beating pancreatic cancer!!!!


Fuzzy Tales said...

We're sending Margaret and you soft purrs today, as you remember Tazz. We read the 2009 post and saw that Margaret has had very deep losses in her life...We wish her the best and celebrate that she remains cancer-free.

Brian said...

Such a sweetie. Purrs and hugs to Margaret from all of us.

Angel and Kirby said...

Wonderful tribute to Tazz. Too bad Judi cant beat it like Margaret did!

The Island Cats said...

Purrs to you and Margaret as you remember Tazz on this day.

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Lovely tribute. I didn't know Tazz but can tell by the photo how much he was loved. So glad that Margaret is cancer free. Still sending purrs to Judi.

Karen Jo said...

I remember when Tazz left for the Rainbow Bridge. Your poem is very touching and brought the tears, but it is all so true.

Chesney Cats said...

We remember Tazz. God bless Margaret, we are happy to hear that she is doing so well & cancer-free!!

Sweet Purrfections said...

Wonderful tribute to Tazz. Purrs and hugs to Margaret.

Truffle and Brulee

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

So sweet and lovely - the Lady is all leaky-eyed. Love to Margaret from all of us purries,
Grr, Midnight & Cocoa
Rascal & Riley

Katie Isabella said...

Oh Mom cried. Just cried. That was beautiful and that picture is precious. We both love it.

Ginger Jasper said...

Thats a very beautiful tribute. Just lovely.. Hugs GJ xx

Winston said...

Beautiful, heartfelt tribute!

Marg said...

What a great poem. And such a lovely tribute to Tazz. That is so great that Margaret is doing so well and beat that darn cancer. have a great day.

meowmeowmans said...

What a lovely tribute to Tazz ... it brought tears to my eyes. We're sending purrs and prayers to you and Margaret...

Oui Oui said...

Great news for Margaret, but we are so sorry for her loss. Tazz looked so cute, and like a lot of fun to play with. Such relationships always end too soon! We are purring for all of you!