My grief and gratitude are best expressed in the following:
Tall, black and beautiful,
Hair resplendent in the sun
Piercing eyes, frisky gait,
I can’t believe that it is now too late.
Once a roaring lion,
Fighting to protect your dominion
Yet with a heart full of love and devotion
I am filled with deepest emotions.
Even in your darkest hours
Moving to ease my insignificant burdens.
Love so unconditional, so true
I wonder how many have had a love like you.
Good bye my dear and trusted friend
You have served and served so well.
As the pain and suffering are put to rest
I rank you among the best.
Love comes not only in human form
But more genuine love comes from a dog.
My four legged beauty, my Girlie oh
I bid you now the final adieu!