Grief is itself a medicine. - Cowper
May 29, 2008 9:41 AM Subscribe
Reading/poetry to say goodbye to a dog?
posted by Liosliath to pets & animals (17 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend's dog, Freyja
, died about a year and a half ago. He had her for about 12 years, and still talks about her frequently and fondly - little stories like coming home and whispering "Skate or die!" and laughing as she started to bounce up and down in excitement. Anyway, he thinks he's ready to say his final goodbyes by scattering her ashes in the town where he found her. (I should say, where she
found him - she was a stray who just wandered up to his house, he let her in, and that was that.)
He's asked me to come along - so I wondered if anyone knew of some kind of poem or reading about a dog, or the nature of dogs and their relationships to humans, that would be appropriate. No rainbow bridge stuff - he really likes poetry, but more like Frank O'Hara, or this one
by William Stafford.