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What's That Got To Do With Me? イギリスの動物福祉

犬が遺していくもの

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ハワイにお住まいのNTLさんからこんな素敵な詩をご紹介いただきました。
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私も先代の猫たちからの遺産をざくざくもらっています。
NTLさん、ありがとうございます。

A Dog's Will

When humans die, they make a will
To leave their homes and all they have
To those they love.
I, too, would make a will if I could write;
To some poor wistful lonely stray
I leave my happy home,
My dish, my cosy bed, my cushioned chair, my toy,
The well-loved lap, the gently stoking hand,
The loving voice,
The place I made in someone’s heart,
The love that, at the last, could help me to
A peaceful, painless end,
Held in loving arms.

If I should die, Oh! Do not say,
“No more a pet I’ll have
To grieve me by its loss”.
Seek out some lonely, unloved dog
And give my place to him.
This is my legacy I leave behind
‘Tis all I have to give