Monday , 19 February 2018

I Had To Say Goodbye Today



I had to say goodbye today

I held you to my heart

Through tears we begged to save you

It’s not our time to part.


I had to say goodbye today

But I wanted you to stay

Let’s have another summer

Please, have just one more day



I had to say goodbye today

It was hard to let you go

I waited as you fell asleep

And saw your breathing slow


I had to say goodbye today

I whispered in your ear

I said how much I loved you

Although you could not hear.



 Courtesy Erika Anderson

I had to say goodbye today

That little nose, those ears

I never will forget you

Through my remaining years.




I had to say goodbye today

I still can’t say it’s true

Your dad’s heart is broken

His life was filled with you


 I had to say goodbye today

I have to let you sleep

In a grave close to your brothers

But in our hearts so deep.



I had to say goodbye today

But in my head I knew

There is another out there

Who needs me just like you .


Mouse died in our arms on April 3, 2017 at 5:15 a.m. at Centre DMV.

She was 16 years old …but rescued us when she was 3 .

Terry Price Kimmel


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  1. So sorry for your loss. She was adorable. I know the pain you are feeling and it’s hard to see past it but there will come a day when you will be able to laugh about the things she did and smile because she blessed you life. She will be there when you cross Rainbow Bridge!

  2. Tears in my eyes. I’m so sorry for your loss, and yet my heart is warmed by the love you’ve shared with this story of rescue and love. <3 Thank goodness for people like you.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss. Animals are just like family. Rest assured, she knew she was loved.

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