Sunday, August 3, 2014

A Young Dog Once Again

You're giving me a special gift,
So sorrowfully endowed,
And through these last few cherished days,
Your courage makes me proud.
But really, love is knowing
When your best friend is in pain,
And understanding earthly acts
Will only be in vain.
So looking deep into your eyes,
Beyond, into your soul,
I see in you the magic that will
Once more make me whole.
The strength that you possess,
Is why I look to you today,
To do this thing that must be done,
For it's the only way.
That strength is why I've followed you,
And chose you as my friend,
And why I've loved you all these years...
My partner till the end.
Please, understand just what this gift
You're giving, means to me,
It gives me back the strength I've lost,
And all my dignity.
You take a stand on my behalf,
For that is what friends do.
And know that what you do is right,
For I believe it, too.
So one last time, I breathe your scent,
And through your hand I feel,
The courage that's within you,
To grant me this appeal.
Cut the leash that holds me here,
Dear friend, and let me run,
Once more a strong and steady dog,
My pain and struggle done.
And don't despair my passing,
For I won't be far away,
Forever here, within your heart,
And memory I'll stay.
I'll be there watching over you,
Your ever-faithful friend,
And in your memories I'll run,
... a young dog once again.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

2 1/2 yrs

My sweet boy!  It has been 2 1/2 years today that you have been gone.  I miss you just as much as I did when you first left me.  The past couple days have been rough which has made me really miss you.  I miss how you would place your paw on my knee when I would cry or when you wanted attention.  I just miss everything about you.  I know I will see you again and that gives me hope.  Bailey is getting older and has lost her hearing.  That makes me sad.  Buddy will be 12 in April and he is slowing down quite a bit.  I can't believe in a couple weeks Buddy will have been here 1 yr.  After you passed away I never thought I could love another dog.  Buddy has changed that.  I love the little guy!  He seems happy here.  He has to since he is inside and loved. 
Buddy at the shelter

                                                                            Buddy at home

Just a little note to say I love you and miss you, Montana!  I can't wait until we are reunited!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Moment That You Died

It was your birthday on January 1st and I missed writing in here.  You were on my mind all day!  Oh Montana, I am still missing you and crying almost every day.  When will I stop?  I know grief is different for every one.  Bailey and Buddy bring me joy and happiness but there is always something missing.  You!  I hope you had a wonderful Birthday celebration at The Bridge!  I am sure all your friends were there.  I love you, Montana!