Friday, November 5, 2010

four legged family member

I lost a special friend today
the kind you can't replace,
and looking at her empty bed
I still can see her face.

I see the endless energy
the sparkling puppy eyes,
Not the tired, fragile friend
I had to bid goodbye.

I know she's in a special place
our Lord has for such friends,
Where meadows, fields & flowers
help make them strong and whole again.

I remember how she'd run to me
to play her favorite puppy game,
And how her ears would perk right up
When she heard me call her name.

She did her guard dog duty well
Each time the doorbell rang,
Strangers surely couldn't see
My gentle friend--behind those fangs.

I've noticed in the recent times
Her ears were not as sharp,
Where is that running ball of fur
The years have shown their mark.

Because she felt the end was near
I only wish I knew.

My baby girl was a special dog
I know she gave her best,
But as I looked deep into her eyes
I knew it was time, for her to rest.

It will truely be a struggle
I don't know how I'll face each day,
I have to let her go--I know
But in my heart she'll always stay.

This special place our Lord has made
Health and strength, wait for her there,
So with my very special friend
I'm sending all my prayers.
hoping this was the right thing to do.
I wish I knew.

I know she's watching over me
She'll be with me when I cry,
So with one more kiss on her beloved head
I told my Dog goodbye.

The love of his "master" is put to the test.- sorrowful way that we part;
it doesn't hurt less when the head rules the heart.

in the words of my mother.... " wait for us at the rainbow bridge."

we love you.
Frost June 1996-Nov. 2010

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry. :(

    I have no doubt that she is in good hands.