We bid adieu, Myrtle

Your mummy told us last night that it was time – you had to leave us.

Rest in peace, Myrtle – we remember you with great fondness. 

We did not have much time together but we will remember …

Our last run in your garden.IMG_9703-1024x839 I’m sorry I stole your bottleIMG_2816-2And you went to hide the others just in case Georgie and I got hold of another one.IMG_2802 IMG_2803We had shared our last evening together sitting by the fire (on the sofa – we broke all the house rules but who cares!)IMG_26351-580x435We were all up to no good! IMG_2715-768x1024I jumped over that very short barrier, Georgie didn’t know how to do so and you stayed where you were told.IMG_2761-768x1024

You took us to the train station before we said goodbye.  That was in January …IMG_2846… and we didn’t know if we would see you again. We did hope we would.

But we know you are in a better place now that you have crossed over to Rainbow Bridge.IMG_2755-1024x768Where you will run free again …
IMG_2793And there must be lots and lots of bottles for you to hunt down there – burying them in the clouds, amongst fields of daffodils and chasing butterflies.

In the meantime, whatever you have buried in your garden – I am sure someday, your mummy will find them – one by one.  And every time she does, it will be you reminding her – she once had a very, very good friend.  And may they bring smiles to her face when she thinks of you – doing the great bottle hunt at Rainbow Bridge. IMG_2819We will see you there some day.

For Myrtle’s mummy, Niki, this is what Myrtle would have wanted you to know …

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this … the last battle … can’t be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don’t let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test,
We had so many happy years,
You wouldn’t want me to suffer so,
When the time comes, please let me go.
Take me to where my needs they’ll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don’t grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We’ve been so close..we two..these years
Don’t let your heart hold any tears.”IMG_2768-2May’s comment: Sending you our love, wish we could have been there for you and with you to say goodbye to Myrtle.IMG_2797


  1. wendy

    Sad news.
    What a beautiful poem,had tears streaming by the end of it.

  2. Rita Betteridge and Gracie

    RIP Myrtle, a beautiful poem to guide your way to a peaceful place. Typing through tears the wirds are so meaningful. X

  3. Sharon

    My sympathies, so very sad. What a lovely poem. Hard to not shed a tear.

  4. Bev

    Such a sweet post and loving memory of dear friends together, you are a very thoughtful and caring soul

  5. Alison Mullett

    RIP Myrtle run free little one.

  6. Margaret Danks

    So very sad, and what beautiful words. Run free little myrtle, say hello to Angel, Blue, Rory and Angus for me. Xx

  7. julie mcevilly

    So sorry to hear your sad news!
    What a beautiful poem
    Our thoughts are with you all
    RIP Myrtle Love Julie & Bailey xxx

  8. Gill Cowie

    So very sad, but what a beautiful poem, read through my tears – my thoughts are with you – RIP Myrtle Love Gill and Lucky xx

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