TAILS OF GOLD

(Based on a recent moment of contemplation at a vet)

“Iris”- youngest of our feline family
caught a
cold
as many cats in winter chills
tend to
do
nothing serious confirmed our vet
as in we
strolled
a quick consultation and injection
would fix her
flu

whilst we sat and waited for our turn
with trusted
vet
a solemn family entered with their
old black
Great Dane
struggling to support their ailing cherished
dearly loved
pet
his legs weak, body thin to the bone
suffering
Great Pain

his family rallied round encouraging him
with soft
sighs
“come on sweetheart, you can do it”
they gently
consoled
as he bravely took courageous steps
loyally he
tried
looking up at them with loving
brown doleful
eyes

they moved behind definitive closed
respectful white
door
their task was clear and hard choices
had been
made
my heart broke as I felt the emotional
grief they
bore
be comforted loyal friend, your heavenly
GOLDEN TAIL
will never
fade

© Kim van Breda—20 July 2014

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