Another year has gone by here at Just Pet Me, and unfortunately as time passes there can also be the unfortunate passing of some of our furry friends. This year a few of our barking buds who were frequent visitors of ours took that long journey up to that big dog park in the sky. It is always incredibly sad to hear that one of our pals has passed, but we can all take great comfort in knowing that all of our friends who went up to Doggy Heaven this year all lived long, full, and happy lives. We would like to dedicate this poem to Brandy, Engel, Rusty, Bob, Sky, Lady, and Bailey T. Each and every one of you made an impact on our lives and we are eternally grateful that we are able to say that you were our friends.

A Little Dog Angel

 High up in the courts of heaven today
a little dog angel waits;
with the other angels he will not play,
but he sits alone at the gates.
“For I know my master will come” says he,
“and when he comes he will call for me.”

The other angels pass him by
As they hurry toward the throne,
And he watches them with a wistful eye
as he sits at the gates alone.
“But I know if I just wait patiently
that someday my master will call for me.”

And his master, down on earth below,
as he sits in his easy chair,
forgets sometimes, and whispers low
to the dog who is not there.
And the little dog angel cocks his ears
and dreams that his master’s voice he hears.

And when at last his master waits
outside in the dark and cold,
for the hand of death to open the door,
that leads to those courts of gold,
he will hear a sound through the gathering dark,
a little dog angel’s bark.

 Noah M. Holland


Here’s to you guys, each and every one of you had a positive impact on all of your lives and we all know you are looking down on us and all of your canine comrades with those big smiles you used to give us when you would come in for a visit. You guys will always be missed and we will forever cherish the memories that we made together.