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Pet Loss Grief Support
We who choose to surround ourselves
with lives even more temporary than our own,
live within a fragile circle,
easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps,
we still would live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only certain immortality,
never fully understanding the necessary plan.
— Irving Townsend
Just A Loan
An angel came to me one day,
A ball of fur in hand.
The angel gave the ball to me,
As we stood there in the sand.
She said to me, "It's just a loan,
For only a short time."
She told me she would return one day,
For the ball of fur wasn't mine.
I looked down at that ball of fur,
Two eyes stared back at me.
I fell in love upon that day,
As I held it close to me,
Time went by and my love grew,
As close friends we became.
Then I hugged that ball of fur,
Life was never again the same.
No matter where I found myself,
My friend would be there, too.
Then one day the angel came,
I didn't know what to do.
She said that now the time had come,
To take my friend back home.
I watched her leave with tear filled eyes,
As I remembered "It's just a loan."
— Hoyt Northcutt
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