If you have not read Bruce Cameron's two books "A Dog's Purpose" and "A Dog's Journey" I highly recommend them.
He has written a poem that brought tears to my eyes, I wanted to share with you. Grab a tissue.
That I would be with yu
Your faithful dog, your furry friend
Until my journey's though.
Through puppy times of boundless fun
And in times more mature
I've wanted nothing more from life
Than your hands upon my fur.
But now a slowing of my gait
Marks passage of the years
A dimming light with which to see
Sounds soft upon my ears.
Soon will be the time, my friend
For one last walk with you
And then with mercy you'll complete
The task that you must do.
I've loved you for these many years
And worry with a doubt
All this time I've been your dog
How will you live without?
For dogs who've served their people well
There is a place I'm told
With waters warm and gentle sands
And light of sunrise gold.
A place to play while marking time
Until your journey's end
And then you'll come to be with me
Your dog, your one true friend.
That's where I'll be in time come soon
It is a dog's reward
And I'll be waiting there for you
Upon that golden shore.