Poetry: Death's door had already opened wide enough for my little pet to enter

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The opening of the door of death is sometimes more heavy for us to bear than the pain of the actual death. Such is the case being described in my poem below about my pet dog Abbey.

The door finally did close though, and my dog Abbey is now no more.

The upcoming death of my little dog Abbey

My inspiration for writing is now dying,
her breathing is laboured, and appears tiring.
She's been given just a few short months to live,
but she still has so much love in her, still to give.

Her heart is about ready to give out,
so much pain is now in her all about.
Every night as I watch her sleeping,
I just end up, just endlessly weeping.

She's lying beside me now as I write.
Her star's not burning nearly so bright.
Her breathing is so short, and so very fast.
We're hoping she'll last til tomorrow, & past.

She's got a degenerating heart, & a leaking valve.
She's been my constant companion throughout her life.
She's been a good friend to me, and to my wife.
Our lives revolved around her, she's been such a delight.

Sadness lives alive in our hearts.
We live from it as much as from love.
There is no guilt in doing this you know.
Love and sadness are brothers in the know, how so.

I believe that there's a doggie heaven in Heaven.
Dog's will be in their Heaven, before most of us.
Abbey's given her all to us from her short life.
She's been the heart in my life, now it's nearly all gone.

She finally died

Whenever you relate to another person,
you know yourself better.
Only in relationship can you fully know yourself.
You can never know yourself in isolation.

Where there is love, there is no isolation.
Love always acts to connect you to the other.
Truth is never alone, or else it wouldn't be truth.
Truth partners love, together they dance into your life.

And so had Abbey danced with me in her short life.
We related to each other in such a special way.
The end of her life, has brought me to consider,
that relationships are what makes life more complete.

"Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail."

The American musician Kinky Friedman apparently said this about dogs.

We are still sending Abbey love of course, and I hope at least occasionally she is still wagging her tail, somewhere else, wherever she and her soul are now.

Afterword, a year or two on. Abbey in Heaven. Dogs in Heaven, are they allowed there?

Senryu: Death never dies

Death met love too late
Did love go ahead alone?
Death brings love, not death.

I missed my little pet so much that I tried to find her again in a recent meditation session.

I asked her this question:

Are you happy where you are now? Do you miss us here?

Please tell me about it all, my little friend.

She replied in my heart like this:

"The heaven of dogs is the same heaven of all souls, and my soul is there now too."

"The outer body that I was last in has gone, and I am an angel here in heaven the same as your Dad is now too." (Author's note: My Dad has died now too, about six months ago now.)

"We all use angel's body as covering here."

"Love lives in us and our new body is recognised by other souls as being the old us when we send a picture of the old us to another soul that we feel close to because the bond of love draws together those who have previously loved, so that they might heal the rift caused by their death, especially when the object of that love is then lost temporarily to that soul."

And so even though she is gone, she is still in contact with me at times like this, or sometimes within a dream.

"I can't imagine God not allowing my dog into heaven."

So said the American writer Rick Warren.

I felt the same way about my own dog Abbey, and my contemplation above has now revealed to me the truth of this about her. Dogs certainly are allowed into Heaven.

Photo credits:

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I have been interested in the spiritual fields for over thirty five years now. My writing is mostly in this area.

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author avatar spirited
21st Jan 2014 (#)

Thanks for moderating this one Steve. I appreciate it.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
22nd Jan 2014 (#)

Sorry for your loss spirited, now look for anotehr friend and take care of him in honor of dear Abbey. It hurtsd when you loss a friend specially a pet!

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author avatar spirited
22nd Jan 2014 (#)

Thanks Fern,

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author avatar Uzoma Azuonye
23rd Jan 2014 (#)

There must be a dog heaven somewhere in the hearts of those who love them. We hope Abbey found peace.

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author avatar spirited
23rd Jan 2014 (#)

Thanks Uzoma, She'll certainly stay in my heart forever

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author avatar Helen Thomas
28th Jan 2014 (#)

Oh ~~ how very touching ~~ Spirited. Thanks for sharing. Sorry for your loss.

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author avatar spirited
28th Jan 2014 (#)

Yes, we miss her terribly

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