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A collection of small poems


“Oh Noble Creature"

“Oh Noble Creature the time has come for the two of us to part. And for you to go to a better place, a place deep inside my heart. A place where you’ll be be free to chase cars and balls and play. So go noble creature thru that doggy door. And fetch a stick that’s thrown by God. And wag thy tail forevermore while a friendly voice repeats, “Good dog, good dog.”—Author unknown


"Do Not Weep For Me"

Do not weep for me when I am gone, for I have friends in the great beyond. All the little ones I used to feed, will come to me in my time of need. They will purr and bark in great delight, and I will hold and hug them tight. Oh what a great day that will be when my furry friends all welcome me.”—Richard Severo



“Somewhere—somewhere in time's own space there must be some sweet pastured place, where creeks sing on and tall trees grow, some Paradise where horses go, for by the love that guides my pen I know great horses live again.”—Stanley Harrison


“Grieving the Death of a Pet”

“I believe that the loss of a beloved companion animal is like no other loss because our relationships with animals are like no other. Our culture tells us that an animal companion is an engaging toy, and that our grief over its death is alarming and ill-paced. And our culture is just flat wrong. As a survivor of advanced cancer myself, I believe that the love and comfort of animals in great measure graced me with recovery. This being the case, I would not be one to take kindly to any cultural diminishment of our relationship with 'the other.' Bluntly put, 'Them's fightin' words' in my world. Animals are more to us than we know. Their partnership with us is a holy one that endures across a lifetime and possibly beyond.” - Susan Chernak McElroy, in “Grieving the Death of a Pet” by Betty J. Carmack


I know no greater proof for the existence of a benevolent God, no greater Heaven than holding a purring cat. Those who hunger for love need look no further. God has put opportunities to love and care all around us.”—Nan Sea Love - This quote was on a greeting card.

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