A poem about losing a dog goes "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." This poem was written from the point of view of a dog to console its owner over its own death.
Another poem goes on to say "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." The dog wants nothing more than the owner to stay with him until his last moments, which shows the bond between pet and owner. The dog wants the owner to remember the happiness they shared, not be sad over its death.