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A friend sent me this, when she knew that I’d lost my two little dogs within 6 months of each other. I was heart-broken, and although this didn’t take the pain away, it definitely made it a little easier to bear. Hopefully it may help someone else who is mourning the loss of a much-loved pet.

A LETTER FROM YOUR PET IN HEAVEN

To my dearest Mummy, some things I’d like to say.
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.

I’m writing this from the Bridge. Here I dwell with God above.
Here there’s no more tears of sadness. Here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I’m out of sight.
Remember that I am with you, every morning, noon and night.

That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, “I welcome you.

It’s good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest Mummy, she’ll be here later on.”

God gave me a list of things that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.

And when you lie in bed at night, the day’s chores put to flight,
God and I are closest to you … in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years,
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.

But do not be afraid to cry: it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you, all that God has planned.
If I were to tell you, you wouldn’t understand.

But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o’er.
I’m closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are rocky roads ahead of you, and many hills to climb;
But together we can do it by taking one day at a time.

It was always my philosophy, and I’d like it for you too;
That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who’s in sorrow and pain;
Then you can say to God at night … “My day was not in vain.”

And now I am contented … that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along, I made somebody smile.

God says: “If you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low;
Just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.

When you’re walking down the street with me on your mind;
I’m walking in your footsteps, only half a step behind.”

“And when it’s time for you to go … from that body to be free.
Remember you’re not going … you’re coming here to me.”


Posted by no1ladydj, 15th May 2014


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  • That’s a lovely poem. It’s so sad dealing with the loss of a pet. Some people don’t understand how much our pets mean to us. But I do. I’m glad to know of the rainbow bridge where our pets go to wait for us to join them.

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  • great

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  • Losing Jessie Bonnie our beautiful Rottie last month is still so hard. I miss her every day, but more importantly my husband is still crying and mourning her loss. She was a human in the body of a dog, a dog that gave us unconditional love. The excitement she showed when we would get home was amazing. Both our dogs, Jessie and Coco would stand, then run in circles with anticipation of that hug. With coco, I would say “on the bed” and he would race on the bed in anticipation of the hugs and loves and kisses.

    When we gave our son puppy food, a collar and lead, puppy toys for his 16th birthday, he looked at us with a strange face. We took him for a walk as he had first pick of the litter, the pups were 1 week old the day of his birthday. He picked the runt of the litter and put a pink elasticised ribbon around her neck. Then 5 weeks later he went and picked her up. We knew then that we had a very special dog. As our son grew, jessie bonnie grew, when our granddaughter was born, jessie looked after her, and as she grew they formed a special bond. I used to watch her like a hawk, but I was never worried that jessie would hurt her, i was more worried about coco snapping as he was a rescue dog, so i would hold his mouth when our granddaughter would give him a kiss on the head.

    Our son left home but couldn’t take Jessie so she lived with nanny and poppy, by the time he could take Jessie, it was too late, she was too attached to leave, and our son knew that, so he never left the area, he could come and visit anytime, and take her for drives with the family, or just by himself for a run at the beach.

    Over time Jessie slept on the bed with us, then before long, on a cold winter’s night she snuck under the doona, eventually waking up with her head on the pillow. When our other granddaughters were born jessie just loved them to bits.

    Now she has gone, there is a great hole in our hearts and in our home. We had her cremated and had her ashes split in half so our son received a polished wooden box as we did, with her name and a small message.

    The box sits on the mantel piece with her squeaky toy – a rolled up newspaper on top. The grief is so strong it has been so hard losing her. It has been like losing a child. We loved her so much.

    Sometimes in time of terrible grief I wonder whether it is worth having pets, then I look into my gorgeous coco’s eyes, my pet cow molly’s eyes with her massive brown eyes and extremely long eye lashes (we got her at 3 days of age and she is now 13 in August), and our pet goose called oink. What would we do without them. Even the ducks come running when we come home after a day outing.

    My only problem now is trying to take coco out on a lead, he used to be fine until we took jessie on her lead and didn’t bring her home, now he won’t go on it. Time and patience is the order of the day there.

    I love all of my wonderful pets, the unconditional love they all give us in their own way is so special. Pets are special, and if you are deciding on whether you want a pet or not, just think about the unconditional love they give, but they are hard work. You have to feed, walk, water, love, do everything, vet bills are expensive, but most importantly get the cats and dogs microchipped, and if you don’t want to breed from them, get them desexed. It is a great responsibility having a pet, it is a privelidge having a pet. Love them and treat them right and they will love you and treat you right back. xxx Dee

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  • Your friend is wonderful to send this to you how special

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  • Just beautiful, we recently lost our cat, so this really struck a cord with me :(

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  • This is beautiful, and one that I haven’t seen before so thank you for sharing it. I’m going to save it with another that I have which is similar ready for when I able able to make some scrapbook pages about our dog Bob that we had to put down late last year. We miss him terribly and wish he was still under our feet. Thank you

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  • That is beautiful! It’s so hard losing a pet, they’re definitely one of the family.

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  • This is so sweet!

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  • Beautiful poem; very moving. Thank you for sharing :)

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  • Very sweet poem!

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  • I have a friend that will love this poem. Thank you

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  • This is sweet and comforting at this time when my family and I are struggling with the loss of our beloved little dog Jesse.


    • yes this is a great post for many pet lovers

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  • This really comes from the heart

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  • That is tully sweet, my cat Chev passed last year and u miss him every day, this is very touching and helps in many ways, thank you for the post

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  • Beautiful!! I remember when my little Oscar dog died in November 2006 like it was yesterday! I hadn’t seen him for almost 12 months as he was staying with my mum while i rented a house i couldn’t have him at and on Cup day i got a call from mum saying there was something wrong with Oscar and she was taking him to the vet as he was staggering and couldn’t walk properly! She called me again later that day and told me he had a huge paralysis tick on him and they were going to do everything they could! Sadly after being at the vet on a drip etc for 3 days his little heart just wasn’t strong enough and he passed away! I quickly drove the 4.5 hours to my mums and went to get him from the vet so i could bury him in mums garden… I was a mess and felt so bad that i hadn’t seen him for so long. It still makes me sad when i think of him now even 8 1/2 years later, a pet is part of your family and they take a little piece of you when they leave the earth!

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