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Email of the Day: A Dog's Last Will and Testament

By Dr. Laura on April, 24 2020
Email of the Day: A Dog's Last Will and Testament
As a dog owner who lost a young dog a few months ago and went a week or two later to rescue my little "Nugget" from the Humane Society, I wanted to share this poem with you. I intended to save Nugget, but he has truly saved me!

A Dog's Last Will and Testament

(Author unknown)


Before humans die, they write their last Will & Testament, and give their home and all they have to those they leave behind. If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I'd ask....

To a poor and lonely stray I'd give:

My happy home.

My bowl, cozy bed, soft pillows and all my toys.

The lap which I loved so much.

The hand that stroked my fur and the sweet voice which spoke my name.

I'd  will to the sad scared shelter dog the place I had in my human's heart, of which there seemed no bounds.

So when I die please do not say, "I will never have a pet again, for the loss and pain is more than I can stand."  Instead go find an unloved dog; one whose life has held no joy or hope and give MY place to him.

This is the only thing I can give...the love I left behind.

To send me an email, 💌


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