Pet PrayerS......Just in case...

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Pet PrayerS......Just in case...

Post by Ed Sysop » Sat Oct 14, 2000 3:59 am

Debbi64
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(7/21/00 3:35:20 pm)
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A DOG'S PRAYER

Treat me kindly, O Beloved Master, for no heart in the world is more grateful
for any loving kindness than the noble breast of A Best Friend. And do not
break my spirit with a stick...for though I would lick your hand between the
blows, it is your caring patience and understanding that will more quickly teach
me those things you would have me do. And speak to me often, for the sound
of your voice is the sweetest music in the world, as you well know when you
see the fierce and rhythmic movement of my tail when your footfall first
sounds within my ear. And say my name over and over: for hearing it gives me
comfort and understanding that I belong right here with you, and the world,
therefore, indeed the whole scope of creation is somehow better for it.

When it is cold and wet, please take me inside; for I am now a tamed,
domesticated creature, no longer at home on savannah plain or forest floor,
not used to the bitter elements as I was at the dawn time of cooperation twixt
man and me. And I request no greater glory than the privilege of sitting at
your feet beside your chair. Though should you have no home, and should the
forces of the universe compel you to wander the great wide world, I would
rather follow you through ice and snow and the darkness of the night than rest
my head upon the softest pillow in the warmest house in all the land, for you
are my god and all I want is to be at your side wherever fortune takes us
both....together.

Please keep my bowl filled with fresh water, for although I would not reproach
you were it dry, I cannot tell you when I suffer pains of thirst. And feed me
clean food that I may stay well and healthy to romp and play and swim and do
your bidding and walk by your precious side ever ready to lay down my life for
you when danger threatens, or simply share the incredible bond that binds us
together all our mortal days.

And so, beloved Master, when He whom you call Master sees fit to deprive of
my health or sight or vigor of my youth, do not turn me away from you nor you
from me. Rather, hold me gently in your arms and allow skilled and gentle
hands to grant me the merciful gift of eternal rest...and I shall leave knowing
with the very last breath I drew, my fate was ever safest in your hands. And
don't worry, I shall be waiting on the Other Side.

AMEN
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CAT'S PRAYER

Treat me kindly my beloved human, for no heart in the entire world is more
grateful for the kindness than the loving heart of me. Do not break my spirit
with a swat to my nose for I would purr all the while. Your patience and
understanding will more quickly teach me not to do the things you dislike.
Speak to me often for your voice is the world's sweetest sound, as you must
know by my loud purr when your footsteps fall upon my waiting ear.

When it is stormy out please do take me inside for I do not like to be cold and
wet, and ask for no greater glory than the priviledge of sitting on your lap
beside the hearth. Though you had no home, I should prefer to follow you
through ice and snow rather than rest upon the softest pillow in the warmest
home in all the land. Keep my bowl filled with fresh water for I cannot tell you
when I suffer thirst, although I might sit inside your sink until you turn on the
faucet. Feed me good food so that I can stay well to watch you from up high,
chase shadows, and bat at anything that dangles before me.

And, my human, when I am very old, if the great master sees fit to deprive me
of my health and sight, do not turn me away from you. Rather, take my
trusting life gently and I shall leave you knowing with the last breath I draw
that my fate was always safest in your hands.

Author Unknown
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Rainbows Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet
goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special
friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and
sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those
who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we
remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are
happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very
special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops
and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers.
Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs
carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you
cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses
rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look
once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but
never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...
Ed Sysop
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(7/22/00 10:12:34 pm)
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Re: Pet PrayerS......Just in case...

Nice sentiments, Debbi, glad you shared them with us. It's a shame that the
first 2 even exist though, wish there wasn't a need for a prayer like that.
Debbi64
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(7/23/00 4:44:44 pm)
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Ed! In case you return,

Hi!

You're absolutely right that some prayers just should NOT have to be!

By mistake I saw your profile, you're in Manhattan? Where? I used to live at
40th and 2nd! (Could you be one of my former bosses? - No, I didn't have a
boss named Ed at work, only the one at home!) Are you laughing?

Debbi
Ed Sysop
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(7/23/00 9:43:38 pm)
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Re: Ed! In case you return,

Well, I work in Manhattan, not too far from where you used to live, but we live
in the Bronx, up towards New Rochelle.

So how'd you manage to see my profile "by mistake"?!?! It's there for anyone
to look at
Debbi64
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(7/24/00 12:18:20 am)
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Hi Ed!

I clicked your name instead of reply! Yep, I was wearing my glasses at the
time!

Pelham Parkway? If so, we purchased our second poodle from a woman who
retired there!

I worked in the area of 40th and 2nd too! First, at 42nd and Lexington (yes, I
came home for lunch) - then for 3 months at the U.N.!

Love the neighborhood! Don't miss it though, since all the "smoking"
restrictions for restaurants and bars!

Are you acquainted with Dock's at 40th and 3rd?

Pleasant dreams...
Debbi
Ed Sysop
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(7/29/00 10:59:27 pm)
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Re: Hi Ed!

Hoo boy, you have some aim, Debbi. Pelham Pkwy - you couldn't get much
closer than that!

That deal of working and living close and in the city sounds pretty nice. But
you're right about the smoking. You pretty much can't smoke anywhere indoors
in NYC anymore. The outside of my office building looks like a convention all
day long! And just try to find a place to eat where you can smoke. Not easy.

I think I know Dock's, but there's a lot of good places, so I get mixed up. I
think there's a great restaurant right over there too, Flower Drum.
Debbi64
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(7/30/00 4:40:03 pm)
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Flower Drum!

Yes, Flower Drum is on Second Avenue in the high 40s! We used to order
"delivery" from them, upon the suggestion in The New York Post column,
written by Cindy Adams!

My still favorite is El Parador on 34th Street, Northside of the street, between
1st and 2nd! The original owner, Carlos, was such a fine gentleman - and is
surely/sorely missed by all!

A lot of our "regular" spots have disappeared in the last 5 years...Marmalade
Park, at the East Gate Hotel on 39th Street - around the corner DeSantis on
38th Street (both between 2nd and 3rd)! Of course, there was the old
standby on the southeast corner of 2nd and 41st, which is now a couple of
specialty food stores!

Yes, smokers are relegated to the great outdoors! Oh Well, this enables us to
annoy more people! Are you laughing?

See you soon!
Debbi

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