In the past 10 days I have had to say goodbye to my two closest friends. For 16 years they were both at my side with their unconditional love. Midas, our beloved Lovebird, hatched at our house in Quebec. Always cheerful and full of energy, chirping his hello in the morning and when we came in the door. Snuggling close to my neck while I made supper or sleeping cupped in my hands while we watched TV. For such a tiny guy he filled such an enormous place in my heart.
Mitsou such a firecracker in her youth, climbing mountains like a dog 3 times her stature, never slowing down. Always beside me, listening intently with understanding eyes and an open heart. Always waiting at the door delighted to see me when I came home. So calm and patient in her later years. Blind, deaf and arthritic, she never complained. From the moment you came into our home you filled our souls with pure love and warmth.
My life was so much fuller with the both of you in it and I am devastated and heartbroken with your loss.
With all of my heart I shall miss you both so very much.
In loving memory…Mitsou and Midas Oct 1994- Aug 2010.
The Last Battle
If it should be that I grow frail and weak,
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this, the last battle, can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me,
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree,
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you,
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close,we two, these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.