"Pet Beloved"

If it should be that I grow frail and weak, 
And pain should keep me from my sleep. 
Then you must do what must be done, 
For this, the last battle can't be won. 

You will be sad, I understand, 
Don't let your grief then stay your hand, 
For this day more than the rest, 
Your love and friendship stand the test. 

We've had so many happy years, 
What is to come holds no fears, 
You'd not want me to suffer so, 
When the time comes, please let me go. 

Take me where my needs they'll tend, 
Only stay with me to the end. 
And hold me firm and speak to me, 
Until my eyes no longer see. 

Don't grieve it should be you, 
Who decided this thing to do, 
We've been so close, we two, these years, 
Don't let your heart hold any tears. 
Smile for we walked together for a little while. 

I know in time you will see
It is kindness you do to me, 
Although my tail its last has waved, 
From pain and suffering I've been saved. 

By Anonymous