I have been sorting through some things and found this card - I made one for each of my children last year so that they could cherish the memory of our lovely border collie, Bess, who had to be put to sleep in April 2007 aged nearly 15 years old.
I also made up a verse for her
A few months later I was taken ill and had to have a major operation. My neighbour said that she believes that everything happens for a reason and that if Bess had still been alive I would not have been able to look after her and walk her. My husband had enough to do looking after me and running his business and the house so he wouldn't have had time for her either. Poor Bess.