Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I lost one of my best friends this week. My dear sweet dog Buddy- who came to be with us in 2000. He was at a shelter in Los Angeles when Aussie rescue stopped in to pick up another dog to take to a foster home. I got contacted and asked if I could foster him if they pulled him. I agreed and he was transported to me Thanksgiving week that year. From the moment that he entered my life he was MY dog and would never have to look for another place to live. He dabbled in agility and freestyle and was awarded his CGC from the AKC, but the most important job he had was to be my friend. I loved him and I miss him, but it was time to let him go. I know that someday I will once again be able to look into his beautiful face and feel his head under my hand but until then I will remember him with love.

I Remember
I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying. You found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."
I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today. Your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.
I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.
I want to re-assure you, that I'm not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "It's me."
You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.
It's possible for me to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew...
in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.
The day is over... I smile and watch you yawning
and say "Good-night, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.
Be patient, live your journey out... then come home to be with me.
Author unknown

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