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 have 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 to 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.
September 3, 2019 The First Day of School
Ryan Jensen High School Grade 12
Evan Mathes Junior High School
Owen Jensen Elementary School Grade 4
Fluffy Our loving pet passed away in her sleep during the night of October 7 & 8, 2018
Fluffy 08/2011 Place your pointer on the image.
Inky Our loving pet passed away in her sleep during the night of January 24, 2015
Inky 08/2011 Place your pointer on the image.
Oscar Our loving pet passed away in his sleep during the night of December 3, 2010
Oscar 07/2009 Place your pointer on the image.
Four Feet in Heaven
Your favorite chair is vacant now… No eager purrs to greet me. No softly padded paws to run ecstatically to meet me.
No coaxing rubs, no plaintive cry will say it’s time for feeding. I’ve put away your bowl, and all the things you won’t be needing;
But I will miss you little friend, For I could never measure The happiness you brought me, The comfort and the pleasure.
And since God put you here to share In earthly joy and sorrow; I’m sure there’ll be a place for you In Heaven’s bright tomorrow… By Alice E. Chase