Fur Friends

I was going through some of my old files yesterday, when I came across this poem, written by someone who must have created it for a very special dog who was obviously getting on in years. I found it on the web a few years ago.  I have no idea who wrote it, but it was so beautiful that I printed it out and saved it, because I have also had a few very special dogs in my lifetime, who are gone now, but will never be forgotten. 

          This is for Pebbles, a German Shepherd who had a short but very happy life, but died because of a careless driver; Bambi, sister of Pebbles, who only lived 8 years because of hip dysplasia, and most of all Lucky, a wonderful gentle and loving English Springer who was with us for 12 years, and passed away in his sleep.    

Our Pebbles.jpg (25846 bytes)   Our Bambi.jpg (17303 bytes)  Our English Springer Lucky.jpg (11708 bytes)  Lucky in his favorite spot.jpg (18097 bytes) 
Click to see larger version,  L-R:  Pebbles, Bambi, Lucky, Lucky in his favorite spot

Beanie.jpg (5630 bytes)
And this is also for Beanie, a very loving and wonderful Golden Lab, who is still thriving and living with his adoring family, Lana and Jerry.
Walk With Old Dog

Because you will not be forever

Hope against time though I may

I paint your picture in my memory

Eyes blue with age, muzzle gone gray.

Because you walked with me in springtime

Puppy clumsy, running free

As you grew, we grew together

You became a part of me.

Because you shared with me my sorrows

Not understanding, simply there

Often spurring me to laughter

My friend, you know how much I care.

Because the years have slowed your fleetness

Though your spirit still is strong

I promise I will take more time now

So that you can go along.

Because you do not fear the future

Living only in the now

I draw strength from your example

Yet time keeps slipping by, somehow. Because the day will soon be coming

When I will no longer see

You rise to greet me but in memory

You will always walk with me. 

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