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My Old Dog

Updated on September 2, 2011

She has been such a good girl all these live long years.

She still really loves a belly rub or a scracth behind the ears.

She still acts a little frisky when it's time to go outside.

I never have to ask her twice if she wants to go for a ride.

She has been a grand protector, and a member of the family.

But her bones have started creeking, and she can hardly see.

Her coat is not as shiny as when she was so young.

Her tricks are not as peppy as when we first begun.

I love my old lady dog, and I treat her extra kind.

Because in my heart I know... she's running out of time.

I remember when she was pup and just a ball of fur.

The years have rambled quickly and at times they seem a blurr.

And when she finally leaves me she will be sorely missed.

Because the things she has given back are too many for me to list.

Oh how I love my old dog and I say with breaking heart...

She has been a faithful friend to me from the very start.

So I will let her rest, dream, and dwell as the dog she has come to be.

But always and forever more, she will be a part of me.


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      Just Life 6 years ago

      Thnak you. My old girl has passed on. Very sad.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      I´m crying, now. That was so beautifully written and brought back all my feelings for the stray kitten I took in and she stayed for 17 years.

      Great hub

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      Just Life 6 years ago

      chspublish, thank you so much for the lovely comment! I appreciate it!

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      chspublish 6 years ago from Ireland

      A lovely tribute to your beloved dog. She has been a faithful companion and you have given her a loving and kind home. May she have another little while with you. It's great how animals bring out the best in us humans, don't you think? And if she could read I'm sure she's just love your poem.