Born 2.9.1999. Born into our family 2.5.2000. Left us for ever 12.4.2010.
There are not enough words to describe that dog.
do I shut all the doors when I go out, leaving you
lying sentinel at the door, ready to greet the postman.
do I return to see you, gazing raptly through the window as you
perch atop the sofa back, keeping watch for our return.
am I greeted with shrieks of pleasure, a frantic
waggling of tail and body, ecstatic at my homecoming.
Instead I live with
a silent and empty house
a sore and grieving heart
a desolation of spirit.