Today I’ve missed my sweet June so much. It’s been almost two months since she died of lymphoma.
I feel her presence sitting behind me while I type on this keyboard–she’s wrapped behind me like a crescent noodle–warming my lower back. She loves to sit with me. She is content, happy, snoozing. The energy is peaceful. June is a sparkle of light and love. Her nine pound body has SUCH BIG LOVE! She melts your heart and you can’t get enough of her. Watch out though! If she doesn’t like you you’re gonna know and she will NOT apologize!
I couldn’t have loved June any more than I did. She couldn’t have had a better life than she did. She was part of our loving family 100%. That makes me feel good inside.
In my mood of nostalgia, I googled poems about dogs and found this site. My heart is open and tears are flowing. It’s all there: the story of dogs. Their joys and sorrows in relationship with the human species.
Click on their site at the bottom of the poem and maybe you’ll find some comfort when in need.
A DOG’S SOUL
Every dog must have a soul
Somewhere deep inside
Where all his hurts and grievances
Are buried with his pride.
Where he decides the good and bad,
The wrong way from the right,
And where his judgement carefully
Is hidden from our sight.
A dog must have a secret place
Where every thought abides,
A sort of close acquaintance that
He trusts in and confides.
And when accused unjustly for
Himself, He cannot speak,
Rebuked, He finds within his soul
The comfort he must seek.
He’ll love, tho’he is unloved,
And he’ll serve tho’badly used,
And one kind word will wipe away
The times when he’s abused.
Altho’ his heart may break in two
His love will still be whole,
Because God gave to every dog
An understanding Soul!
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LOVE AND RESPECT ANIMALS!