I found this poem in a pet catalog and want to share it here in honor of our two beloved pets.
"Remember me always, but do not grieve too long. I have tried always to comfort you in times of sorrow, and have made every effort to add joy to your life.
I never wanted to cause you pain.
Peace for me is certain now and I suspect I will have eternal sleep in the earth I have loved so well.
Please, after your period of grieving for me, make room in your heart for another. You are the kind of human being that should always have a friend like me to love. Your kind and gentle heart should not be wasted on my memory for too long. Give your love to another. I know your new friend will never take my place, because we had something special.
It may not be quite the same, but a new devoted and loving companion will, in time, become special in their own way.
You loved me very much and I loved you. My spirit will always be with you and no matter how deep my sleep, my grateful heart will always remember you."
- author unknown
Special thanks to my mom and dad, my sister and nephew and niece for the gift certificate that allowed me to purchase the memorial statue.