The last few days have been a complete whirlwind. As my sweet family mourns the loss of Bella; Heaven gains a new angel. Kristen sent me this prayer and I thought it was worth sharing. Please keep Bella and her best friend Kristen in your thoughts over the next few days.
Bella Scarlett Johnson Watson
August 8, 2001-August 14, 2011
A Pet Owner’s Plea
Please, God, if You should hear a scratch on Heaven's Gate tonight,
A gentle whine, a muffled bark, have Peter take a light
And open up the Pearly Gates and call her sweet soul in,
For I think she lived in Heaven once; please take her back again.
She may have been a bit of mutt, without a pedigree,
Yet she was noble, kind and good; I think You will agree.
She’ll be very useful in Heaven where the souls of children play.
She'll romp with them, and see, Dear God, they do not go astray.
Please tell her that we're sorry that we cannot pat her head,
And whisper how we love her still although her spirit fled.
I pray that when death beckons, and my soul surmounts life's fog,
I'll be granted a place in Heaven, Dear God, beside our beloved dog.