Because of the sensitivity of working with clients across the nation who face the task of pooling together their family photos to design a one-of-a-kind memorial photo legacy in their pets memory, ScanMyPhotos.com is extra sensitive to these issues.
Yesterday, we received the following poem from a photo scanning client who designed a photo memory journal online from their scanned pictures and added the poem, with one or two sentences per page. It was so moving, but important to help the grieving family memorialize their special memories.
A Pet’s Prayer By Beth Norman Harris
Treat me kindly, my beloved master,for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me.
- Do not break my spirit with a stick,for though I should lick your hands between blows,your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me the things you would have me do.Speak to me often, for your voice is the world’s sweetest music as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail when your footstep falls upon my waiting ear
When it is cold and wet, please take me inside,for I am now a domesticated animal, no longer used to bitter elements.
And I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting at your feet beside the hearth.
Though had you no home, I would rather follow you through ice and snow than rest upon the softest pillow in the warmest home in all the land, for you are my god and I am your devoted worshiper.
Keep my pan filled with fresh water,for although I should not reproach you were it dry, I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst. Feed me clean food, that I may stay well, to romp and play and do your bidding, to walk by your side, and stand ready, willing and able to protect you with my life should your life be in danger.
And, beloved master, should the great Master see fit to deprive me of my health or sight,do not turn me away from you. Rather, hold me gently in your arms as skilled hands grant me the merciful boon of eternal rest — and I will leave you knowing with the last breath I drew,my fate was ever safest in your hands.
If you are facing the unfortunate task of designing a special memorial for the loss of your pet, click on this link for other poems for grieving pet losses that you can personalize to add to your Photo Memory Journal.
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[Due to the ScanMyPhotos.com policy to preserve the privacy of our clients, the above photos are public domain and not from actual client scans].