By Judy Greenawalt
Their footfalls grow lighter as their bodies fade out of sight
She talks to them softly, keeping their routine and walking into the night,
One looks at her from the left while the other watches from her right.
The love that they share cannot be described
They all know the sudden hurt in their hearts in time will subside.
There used to be three, but now there are two,
Death as a thief stole her of one with nary a warning.
It happened as night took her leave and day gave birth to the new sun.
His fur was as golden as his manner was so sweet
For seven years he cherished her so as he lay on her feet.
They continue on with their walk as tears leak from her eyes of green,
Her heart is so broken knowing that on earth he will never again be seen.
The Heavenly Father without warning has called him back home.
His duties on earth completed and his journey here is done
His eternal life has now just begun.
The two left behind can also feel her pain
They comfort each other as they watch
the silent tears leak on her cheeks like the rain.
In spite of the heartache that causes them pain,
They all have joy knowing that they all will meet again.
For our pets, our companions in life are only loaned to us for a tiny amount of time.
Like the paw prints in our hearts that
they all leave behind.
The joy, the happiness, the love that we all share will never be forgotten
For when it is her turn to journey back home once she is summoned
They will be there waiting to greet her happily and forever will be reunited. ©