To Raise a Puppy

Feivel visiting the Johnson Funny Farm, Christmas 2021

My brother lost his dog recently – the dog that really was his child, as it was his only companion for most of the past 14 years. Feivel had been born on his front porch on his 18-acre farmland in rural Georgia. We all grew to love Feivel, but one morning it was clear that it was time to be merciful and let him go when the dog’s cancer had won.

Crossing Guard

to raise a puppy
walk him across Rainbow Bridge ~
love and grief at once

carry him gently

all dogs do go to Heaven

place him in God’s arms

1 Corinthians 16:14

Let all that you do be done in love.

One Reply to “To Raise a Puppy”

  1. I am truly sorry for your brother and all who loved this special dog. Your heartfelt poem certainly reaches all who know the love of a pet. May he have a blessed crossing.


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