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A Loving Tribute To “The Mayor of Longboat”
by John Michael Domino

Monday, August 04, 2008
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A Loving Tribute To “The Mayor of Longboat” Bentley Burns - our next door neighbors Golden Retriever.

A Loving Tribute To “The Mayor of Longboat”


This is a tribute to a gallant golden friend.


Who loved all of his neighbors, until the very end.


He would smile every time, and welcome one and all.


He would even entertain you, if you threw a ball.


He would take his family for walks twice every day.


They loved to get out and follow his nose along the way.


This wonderful furry guy had many friends in this place.


After all, who could resist his personality and his smiling face.


He was respected by all and most knew him by name.


When he left this earth, it was indeed a shame.


Mayor Bentley was a great mentor, for he stood up straight, proud and tall.


Mayor Bentley was not a politician, but he was definitely loved by all.


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Reviewed by Walt Hardester 9/8/2008
Mayor Bentley was not a politician, but he was definitely loved by all.

Probably even better than most politicians, because most of them don't have one "whiff" of care about their constituants after the elections are over.
Loving, well written tribute to mans best friend.

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 8/6/2008
Such a sad lost of a true friend. He is so gorgeous. thank you for sharing John.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 8/5/2008
Good Morning Domino,
This Is Lovely Tribute & Also A Large Loss For The Family & Friends.
I Myself Have 3 English Springer Spaniels & Also Know How Much Love & Joy Animals Give, My Boy "Lightening" Chased A Rabbit Yesterday Morning & I Was Mortified That I Nearly Lost Him To This Chase. (Or The Train, Or The Cars....)
Have A Wonderful Day Poet
Embraced ~ Embrassé
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/5/2008
Oh how sad for this fine lad has now found his place in heaven. You have written a most heartfelt and beautiful tribute to "The Mayor of Longboat". May his memory live on always in all hearts...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 8/5/2008
This is such a nice tribute to your neighbor's dog. My neighbor's little dog got ran over by a car and the entire family was devastated. I did a poem about it called "They Lost Their Dog". They were really appreciative of it when I gave them a copy. Your poem is a very nice write.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 8/5/2008
This is a nice and heartfelt poem in dedication to the mayor.My condolescences go out to the family as he will be sorely miss.Take care of yourself

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/4/2008
I send condolances and sympathies to the humans who were owned by the human is trying to get me elected president...Rufuz for President...Sincerely, Rufuz (w00f) [oh & Ed too]
Reviewed by S Phillips 8/4/2008
I'm sure your neighbors appreciate your sentiment. I can see the huge smile on Mayor of Longboat. Sweet.
Reviewed by Connie Faust 8/4/2008
This is a sweet tribute to "the Mayor." He sounds like a fine canine citizen. I love the picture you draw of him taking his family for a walk. I'm sure he'll be missed, and sure his family will appreciate your poetry.


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