memories of Pokey
I lost a special friend today
the kind you can't replace,
and looking at his empty bed
I still can see his happy face.
I see the endless energy
the sparkling puppy eyes,
Not the tired, fragile friend
I had to bid goodbye.
I know he's in a special place
our Lord has for such friends,
Where meadows, fields & flowers
help make them strong and whole again.
I remember how he'd run to me
to play his favorite puppy game,
And how his ears would perk right up
When he heard me call his name.
And we both aged and grew,
I'd find him often slowing down
But-we had still so much to do.
He did his guard dog duty well
Each time the doorbell rang,
Strangers surely couldn't see
My gentle friend--behind those fangs.
I've noticed in the recent times
His ears were not as sharp,
Where is that running ball of fur
The years have shown their mark.
He started sleeping next to me
Was this his special clue,
Because he felt the end was near
I only wish I knew.
My POKEY BOY was a special dog
I know he gave his best,
But as I looked deep into his eyes
I knew it was time, for him to rest.
It will truly be a struggle
I don't know how I'll face each day,
I have to let him go--I know
But in my heart he'll always stay.
This special place our Lord has made
Health and strength, wait for him there,
So with my very special friend
I'm sending all my prayers.
I know he's watching over me
he'll be with me when I cry,
So with one more kiss on his beloved head
I told my POKEY BOY goodbye.
He loved carrots, cheese and sardines best of all.
Thanks to Dr Jennifer at The Animal Clinic
for all the care she gave to Pokey.
The Animal Clinic
Blk 109 Clementi Street 11
67763450 - 67770273