you at your special spot on the pier
I will remember you there
as well as
you danced in anticipation around me in the obedience ring,
When you held your leash in your mouth as
you practiced fronts and finishes,
When you made it your job to carry your article bag
to the utility ring and neatly grab it again on the way out,
When you helped to break down the training equipment
When your eyes lit up and your muscles tensed at
the first glimpse of gunners in the field,
And when you joyfully danced around the truck
with a bumper in your mouth as if to say,
Also, Ill never forget your chosen place on the bed
yes, the one that no one now chooses to fill.
what a marvelous gift you gave me
You loved me with your whole being;
You gave me your heart and soul
and made me the center of your life;
And, likewise, you became the center of mine.
have taken a part of me with you my special friend,
But you have also left a part of you with me
your indelible memories.
heart will ache, but Ill cherish them always.
Until the other spot on the pier is filled