May 27, 1995 – July 17, 2012

A Prayer for Keenan’s Departure

Dear Lord, please open your gates
and call on Zeus and Charlie to come escort
our handsome Keenan across the Rainbow Bridge.

Assign him to a place of honor,
for he has been a wonderful animal who
brought love and joy into our hearts.

Bless the hands that sent him to you,
for they did so in love and compassion,
freeing him from pain and suffering.

Grant us the strength not to dwell on our loss.
Help us remember the details of his life
with the love he has shown us.
And grant us the courage to honor him
by sharing those memories with others.

Let him remember us as well
and let him know that we will always love him.

Thank you, Lord,
for the gift of his companionship
and for the time we’ve had together.

And thank you, Lord,
for granting us the strength
to give him back to you now.