From the day you were suddenly gone.
Your soft fur gone from under my hand.
As I fought to understand.
Circumstances left me sad and shaken,
When from us you were instantly taken.
It happened so quick you gone in a flash
Heart and mind a nightmare crash.
They say that grief will take a year,
We wish we still had you near.
A robin reminder there each day,
Tells me that you haven’t gone away.
Are clear in my thoughts and in my mind,
Didn’t dare hope again that we could find
A beautiful boy, another one.
We’d take on as our furry son.
Not small a baby, but quite grown
Who should never be alone.
He needs us, we need him too.
Therapy for both me and you.
So as I think of the time now passed,
How thoughts of love will always last.
And how you’re both right by my side,
When all I want to do is hide.
A cuddle when I need it most
So drink to you my dogs a toast.
You made life different from before,
Here’s to the ones that I adore.
Who change our lives from what we knew,
We’re blessed to have been one of the few.
Taught us things they have to show.
Help us flourish and help us grow.
As that year’s gone by time’s marched on.
Looked up to find that you had gone.
Will look out for dancing butterflies,
Again as I feel my spirits rise.
There for a moment, gone too soon
Lightheaded happiness makes me swoon.
Come visit again and sing your song.
Still can’t believe that you are gone.
Across the fields of grass you run.
Wind in your fur and face to the sun.
Charging ahead right up the track,
Wait for me, not coming back.
Years filled with irreplaceable time,
But glad for a while that you were mine.
Not forgetting you were his too,
So sit and enjoy your beautiful view.
As we try so hard not to be sad,
I’ll hold his hand and cuddle your Dad.
While you are in your favourite place on the hill,
In both our hearts and minds here still.
There looking out far across the sea,
Now my son you’re running free.