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.
Click to see larger version, L-R: Pebbles, Bambi, Lucky, Lucky in his favorite spot
|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.|
you will not be forever
against time though I may
paint your picture in my memory
blue with age, muzzle gone gray.
you walked with me in springtime
clumsy, running free
you grew, we grew together
became a part of me.
you shared with me my sorrows
understanding, simply there
spurring me to laughter
friend, you know how much I care.
the years have slowed your fleetness
promise I will take more time now
that you can go along.
you do not fear the future
only in the now
draw strength from your example
time keeps slipping by, somehow. Because the day will soon be coming
I will no longer see
rise to greet me but in memory
will always walk with me.