Goodbye my Friend

Well old man, I never thought it would come to this.

The vet says it is time to let you go

You have fought a mighty battle but the cancer has taken hold

Your bravery, inspirational

It is now my turn, I have to be as brave as you have been

The vet nods at me, it is time

I look into those big, brown eyes

I am filled with feelings of remorse, guilt, uncertainty

The drug is weaving its way through your system

Then I see it in your eyes for the briefest of moments

Gratitude, relief, peace, confirmation

Even at this time you are still caring for me

My conscience is cleared

Eyes closed, head resting in my arms

With the pain gone your face is peaceful

Thank you mate, you have been a good friend

You will not be forgotten

Goodbye my Friend


Adelaide, Australia

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Artist's Description

Several years ago our dog, Red got cancer. He was such a big personality and a big part of our lives. We were convinced that if anybody could beat it , it would be Red, but it was not the case.

Even though I knew it was hopeless and I knew we had the made the right decision ,right to the end I was still thinking the ‘what ifs’. I

t is like Red knew this and in that last look into my eyes, he answered all my fears, confirming it was the right thing to do. Even at the final moments , he was still caring for our family.

Love you Red, you will always be a part of this family

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