Dog Songs Quotes by Mary Oliver
Poems About the Death of a Dog
The worst part about owning a dog is having to say goodbye, and that goodbye often feels far too soon. Studies have shown that the loss of a beloved pet can cause severe psychological distress, and for many of us that grief can be overwhelming. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to. But, to be sure, if he lived for fifty years and then died, what would become of me?
The loss of a cherished dog can hurt deeply. As in so many other cases, touching poems about dogs dying can help a person express those feelings and grieve. The following poems about dogs dying are written from both a dog's and an owner's perspective. Perhaps one will speak to your own heart. Loving and loyal, A friend through and through, How in the world can I live life without you?
It takes us back to brighter years, to happier sunlit days, and to precious moments that will be with us always. And these fond recollections are treasured in the heart to bring us always close to those from whom we had to part. Oh what unhappy twist of fate Has brought you homeless to my gate? The gate where once another stood To beg for shelter warmth and food. For from that day I ceased to be The master of my destiny, While she, with purr and velvet paw Became within my house the law. She scratched the furniture and shed And claimed the middle of my bed, She ruled in arrogance and pride And broke my heart the day she died. I will lend to you for awhile a puppy, God said, For you to love him while he lives and to mourn for him when he is gone.
Finding the Words
Have you lost a pet and are looking for something to comfort you? Do you know someone grieving the loss of their pet and want to offer support and condolences? One of the best ways is with pet loss poems. They can communicate feelings and emotions in a far greater way than our own words. So have a look through our range of pet loss poems below.
Dogs are members of the family in every way that matters, which makes losing them all the more devastating. The truth is, humans have been loving and losing their canine companions for many, many years. While not attributed to anyone famous, the following sayings might also be comforting to someone whose dog has recently died. The owner of this site is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Menu Skip to right header navigation Skip to main content Skip to primary sidebar Skip to footer Dogs are members of the family in every way that matters, which makes losing them all the more devastating.