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(excerpt from a GRREAT Newsletter)

A codicil in one's Last Will and Testament for both owners:

In the event that my spouse should predecease me, I direct that any dogs I own at the time of my death, be given to _________(the Rescue/Placement Group of your choice) a _________ (State in the US) Corporation, for placement in one or more permanent homes where they will receive loving care. If _________ (the Group), refused to take in my dogs, or if my Personal Representative finds that

_______(the Group) has ceased to function as a rescue (or placement) organization, he shall without any avoidable delay solicit the assistance of _______ (the next nearest Group), a __________ (State in the US) Corporation, in finding another dog rescue/placement organization.

Pending transfer to a dog rescue organization, my dogs shall be adequately cared for at the expense of my estate, if necessary by temporary placement in a commercial kennel from which good quality care can be reasonably expected. A contribution of $250 for each dog shall be made at the expense of my estate, to the rescue organization that eventually places that dog in a loving and caring permanent home. At all times, the actions of my Personal Representative on behalf of my dogs shall be guided by the knowledge that the quality of life of my dogs is of paramount importance to me. "

The author, Lou Wesly signs off with : "That last sentence says it all. See you in Heaven."


by Elizabeth Clark

What morning when you waken is the right one to decide, that this dog will be forsaken and no more with you abide?

"A dog like this will find a home and what will be the harm, in telling all the children that she's living on the farm?"

As you bring her in and leave her in her lonely metal cage and act as though you have no choice, I feel a silent rage.

What heinous thing has this dog done? What has been her crime? Or are other things more pressing and you just don't have the time?

This dog who loved her master and served him day by day has become an inconvenience and has now been sent away.

As she keeps her silent vigil, the tears in my eyes burn, while with trusting expectation she waits for your return.

A dog like this will have no home, no master will be found. For who will take an older dog when younger ones abound?

Now at last her time has come, and with a gentle nod I'll cradle your dog in my arms and send her back to God.

Copyright 1995-2004 Helen L. McKinnon All Rights Reserved

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