We who choose to surround ourselves with lives
even more temporary than our own
live within a fragile circle,
easily and often breached.

Unable to accept its awful gaps,
we still would live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only certain immortality,
never fully understanding the necessary plan.

And so the Glover family chose to take our sweet girl even though she wasn’t a young pup.  They loved her and gave her that home that she would never have had without them.  She was a special girl and she will be missed terribly by her family.

Rest in Peace Sweet and Precious girl until we meet again.
The Glover Family

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Memorials for Holly:
Wendy Ray

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HollyGloverRyan

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Dear Lord, please open your gates
and call St. Francis
to come escort this beloved companion
across the Rainbow Bridge.

Assign her to a place of honor,
for she has been a faithful servant
and has always done her best to please me.

Bless the hands that send her to you,
for they are doing so in love and compassion,
freeing her from pain and suffering.

Grant me the strength not to dwell on my loss.
Help me remember the details of her life
with the love she has shown me.
And grant me the courage to honor her
by sharing those memories with others.

Let her remember me as well
and let her know that I will always love her.
And when it’s my time to pass over into your paradise,
please allow her to accompany those
who will bring me home.

Thank you, Lord,
for the gift of her companionship
and for the time we’ve had together.

And thank you, Lord,
for granting me the strength
to give her to you now.

Amen.

Brandy Duckworth, 1998