When a Dog Steals Your Heart
When a dog steals your heart
it becomes that kind of love
where a bond of mutual trust
is formed from the start.
It grows stronger through the years
and when it is his time
and your heart is filled with grief
you watch through your tears
as he’s quietly put to sleep.
You’re thankful for what you had
and the memories that you keep,
but now you say goodbye
after his last and final breath,
and when it’s time to part
you clutch his collar, leash and tags
like they’re pieces to his heart.
Joyce E. Johnson (2016)
The above poem is one I wrote and shared a few years ago when we lost our beloved Titus, to cancer and epileptic attacks. After enjoying him for ten years since raising him from a pup we had to put him down, and grieved…
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