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