The Last Will and Testament of
An Extremely Distinguished Dog
by
Eugene O'Neil
One last word of farewell, Dear Master and Mistress,
Whenever you visit my grave say to yourselves with regret
but also with happiness in your hearts of the remembrence of my
happy life with you.
"Here lies one who loved us and whom we loved"
No matter how deep my sleep I still hear you
and not all the power of death can keep my spirit from
wagging a grateful tail.

 A Pet's Prayer
by
Beth Norman Harris
Treat me kindly, my beloved master, for no heart in all the world is
more grateful for kindness then the loveing heart of me.
Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I should lick your hand
between the blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly
teach me the things you would have me do.
Speak to me often, for your voice is the world's sweetest music,
as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail when your
footstep falls upon my waiting ear.
When it is cold and wet, please take me inside, for I am now a
domesticated animal, no longer used to bitter elements.
And I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting at your
feet beside the hearth. Thought had you no home, I would rather
follow you through ice and snow than rest upon the sofest pillow in
the warmest home in the land, for you are my God and I am
your devoted worshiper.
Keep my pan filled with fresh water, for although I  should not
reproach you were it dry, I cannot tell you when  I suffer thrist.
Feed me clean food, that I may stay well, to romp and play and do
your bidding, to walk by your side, and stand ready, willing and able
to protect you with my life  should your life be in danger.
And, beloved master, should the great Master see fit to  deprive me
of any health or sight, do not turn me away from you.
Rather, hold me gently in your arms as skilled hands grant me the
merciful boon of eternat rest -
and I will leave you knowing with the last breath I drew,
my fate was ever safest in your hands.