Friday, June 26, 2015

Happy 10th Birthday, Andrew

For a soulmate, a best friend, and a perfect Newfie:



A Note To Andrew (An Ode To Jack)

Sometimes I look for traits in you
Of a great big dog you never knew.......
A dog that loved me all his days
And understood in special ways.
But that's not fair to you, Andrew;
You're not a substitute; but yourself!
You've eased the loss, soothed the pain
And tugged my laughter home again.
Yet, "Puppy", at times I almost start
When your eyes recall him to my heart
You'll never lack for love, it's clear
Because of him, you're twice as dear....

Friday, June 12, 2015

Of Dogs and Men (Reprise)



"Dogs are wiser than men.
They do not set great store upon things.
They do not waste their days hoarding property.
They do not ruin their sleep worrying about how to keep the objects they have,
and to obtain the objects they have not.
There is nothing of value they have to bequeath except their love and their faith."

(Eugene O'Neill, "The Last Will and Testament of Silver Dene Emblem O'Neill)

Monday, May 25, 2015

Satchie - Happy Birthday In Heaven




Happy Birthday in Heaven

"I wish you were here today
even for just a little while
so I could say Happy Birthday 'Satchie'
and see your beautiful smile.

The only gifts today will be
the gifts you left behind;
The laughter, joy and happiness...
precious memories...the best kind.

Today I'll do my very best
to try and find a happy place...
struggling to hide my heavy heart
and the tears on my face.

I'll sit quietly and look at your picture
thinking of you with love;
hoping you're doing ok
in Heaven up above.

May the angels hold you close and
sing you a happy song...
and I'll be sending wishes to you
today and all year long."

Bless you my precious boy, my compass star.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015