Pet Bereavement

illustrated short poem

When I do my best writing, it is because I have been inspired to write for a particular person or situation.
My wonderful friend Celina and I were at lunch one day and she happened to mention that the following day would be the anniversary of losing her beloved doggies, Achilles and Maximus. As we all know losing a loved one is a difficult time and Celina lost her doggies within a 2-week span. She said with tears in her eyes that she would be taking the day off work as it would be a difficult day for her.

I went home that night with a heavy heart. I closed my eyes, opened my heart and asked all the beloved pets we have lost, to tell me what they wanted me to write. I truly believe these are their words.

For the faithful and furry friends that will always be in our hearts.

Faithful friend.
I’m sorry I had to be parted from you, I didn’t want to leave. Time has passed, it has been a while, and still I see you grieve. Let me tell you how I’ve been, since I left your care. I am not sure where I am, but some things I’d like to share

You can order this beautiful keepsake for your kitties and doggies.

No need to wait for the postman, when you order the Poem, you will receive a digital download.

[PDF file – fits on A4 paper 8 1/2 in X 11 in (high-quality 300dpi) – digital delivery (no shipping required)]

There are two versions: 

The Poem only:  Faithful Friend for doggies and Furry Friend for Kitties.

Poem with room for a 4×4 photo. This version has a space to add a 4X4 inch photo of your beloved pet.

Both poems fit into an 8 1/2 in X 11 in frame. 

The Poem only can also be displayed in a larger frame with a bigger photograph—lots of options to create the perfect keepsake.

I have included an image of the Furry Friends Poem with Puff, the Kitty, who lived for 21 blessed years with my friend Karen Noe and her family.

Faithful Friend has a copyright with The United States Copyright Office.


This work cannot be copied or distributed and can only be purchased from Heart Melt Creations

Buy the illustrated poem in digital PDF format (print-quality) – cat version or dog version.


  • PDF files, 2 formats included in each version:
    poem-only A4 [8.3×11.7 inches] (high-quality 300dpi)
    poem with room for a 4×4 photo Tabloid [11×17 inches] (high-quality 300dpi)
    Digital delivery, no shipping required.

Easy to print at home and frame.

Cat Bereavement (A4+Tabloid)


Dog Bereavement (A4+Tabloid)