My dog Chester was the finest beer drinking, mailman chasing dog loyal companion anyone could have ever hoped for.
… But peace, at least, is certain. Peace and long rest for weary old heart and head and limbs, and eternal sleep in the earth I have loved so well …
… 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 at the remembrance of my long happy life with you: “Here lies one who loved us and whom we loved” No matter how deep my sleep I shall hear you, and not all the power of death can keep my spirit from wagging a grateful tail.
The Last Will and Testament of An Extremely Distinguished Dog, 1940.