Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ode to a Beagle

Sadie Mae Beagle

Thank you for watching over my love.
Thank you for loving her when she felt alone.
Thank you for being her most constant friend.
Thank you for saving her life that night.

Though I only knew you for a few short months,
You accepted me too, and I am honored by that.
The howl of welcome when I walked in the door,
Told me that I was a welcome member of your pack.

And now the house is quiet.
No howls, no snorts, no toenails clicking across the tile.
But everywhere I look, there are still signs of you.
Your life intertwined with those of the ones you loved.

Farewell, my friend.
You will be missed.
(by me too)

1 comment:

mskimie said...