If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep
Then you must do what must be done
For this, the last battle, can’t be won.

You will be sad – I understand
Don’t let your grief then stay your hand
For this day, more than all the rest
Your love and friendship stand the test.

We’ve had so many happy years
What is to come can hold no fears
You’d not want me to suffer, so
When the time comes, please let me go.

I know in time you too will see
It is a kindness you do to me
Although my tail, it’s last has waved
From pain and suffering I’ve been saved.

Don’t grieve that it should be you
Who has decided this thing to do
We’ve been so close, we two these years
Don’t let your heart hold any tears.
~Author Unknown

As we prepare for the loss of little Doc Holiday Dawson, we all share in his life and love for his family. It is important to realize that when the humans (adults and children) are upset, the pet is, too. While difficult, it is important that the family try to lend support and comfort to their animal friend in this last time of need. Seeing their humans upset may upset the pet, too.

Our pets are as much a part of our daily lives as our family and friends, we need to show them, all the love and compassion they have afforded us.

Doc Holiday, go in peace.


God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only question is how. ~ HENRY WARD BEECHER