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)