Saying Good-bye to a Beloved Pet

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Tags: Ecclesiastes

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Ecclesiastes 3:1

לכל זמן ועת לכל חפץ תחת השמים

L'khol zeman v'eyt l'khol hafetz takhat hashamayim

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under Heaven.

 

Ethics of the Fathers 4:1

איזה הוא מכובדת המכבד את הבריות

Eyzeh hu mekhuvedet? ha'mekhaved et habriyut 

Who is honored? The one who honors all creatures

 

Blessing on seeing a beautiful animal

ברוך אתה הי אלוהינו מלך העולםת שככה לו בעולמו

Barukh ata Adonai, eloheynu melekh ha'olam, shekakhah lo ba'olamo.

Blessed are you God, Ruler of the Universe who has such as these in the world

 

Adapted from the Traveler's Prayer

 יהי רצון שתוליכך לשלום ותצעידך לשלום ותדריכך לשלום

<Insert name of pet>, yehi ratzon shetolikheykh leshalom vetatzideykh leshalom vetadrikhekh leshalom

<Insert name of pet>, may it be Your will that you will go in peace, and stride in peace, and be guided in peace...