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Sunday, January 30, 2011

It's Never Long Enough

My sister and brother-in-law had to say good-bye to their dog Oreo the other day.  They got Oreo from the animal shelter when he was just a young puppy and he spent the last 14 years being a loved companion.  Oreo was the sweetest and most gentle dog I have ever met and he will be dearly missed by everyone who had the great pleasure of knowing him.

Special Friend

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

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

I know he'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 he'd run to me 
to play his favorite puppy game, 
And how his ears would perk right up 
When he heard me call his name.

But as those precious years went by 
And we both aged and grew, 
I'd find him often slowing down 
But-we had still so much to do.

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

This special place our Lord has made 
Health and strength, wait for him there, 
So with my very special friend 
I'm sending all my prayers.

I know he's watching over me 
He'll be with me when I cry, 
So with one more kiss on his beloved head 
I told my Oreo Dog goodbye.

By Christina L. Tronnes 


  1. So hard to loose a pet. They are so much a part of a family. Sorry for their loss.

  2. Very sorry, it's a beautiful poem!!

  3. Again Kim you know exactly what to say. We have the greatest sister. Oreo will be missed. Love Karen

  4. i can feel it ... beautifull

  5. awww, I'm so sorry for your loss, what a sweet & lucky dog he was.
    Beautiful poem Kim, made me cry.

  6. Very sorry to hear of your family's loss of their beloved Oreo.

  7. I am so sorry to hear that...I think wherever Oreo is he will be very happy now...His memories will remain to those who know him and loved him...

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  8. What a wonderful tribute to sweet Oreo! The poem is so touching. We are so sorry about your family's loss.

  9. I think the reason we love our pets so intensely is precisely because we know that, in the grand scheme of things, we will not be with them for long; that's cold comfort when it gets down to the crunch, though. My condolences.
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