This was written by Lorraine Handley for her Golden Retriever Azra. I was so touched by it, I asked for her permission to post it here in honor of my wonderful Sadie, who also journeyed to the Rainbow Bridge April 12, 2013. I love you Forever Sadie.
The angels came to wait for you.. they came to you last night
they wanted you to go with them but the time was not quite right.
they walked with you along the path, but you stopped atop the ridge.
I saw you turn and lift your beautiful golden head and look right down at us
The angels came to wait for you.. It’s not your time, not just yet..
Please wait a while.. but you don’t want a fuss
It seems like just last week you came, so tiny and so new
and now it’s time for you to leave. Oh how I will miss you
You wait there with your maker and sit there by his side
he points to where your star will be. Yes. you’ll have your very own
and I will find it on the nights when I’m feeling all alone.
The brightest star of all the stars will shine out in the dark
and if I listen hard enough I’ll sometimes hear you bark.
Today the angels wait with you and you stand up on that ridge
they are ready and just waiting, to walk you to the bridge.
Good bye my friend and thank you
and as you leave my arms, please walk with them and let them take you home.
For heaven is, i’ve heard, for all the best and beautiful dogs to roam..
RIP my Azra. In my heart forever.
Author Lorraine Handley
(Gpfetch Goldens 24-12-2014)