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A tribute to my Lady, “Doc” (paw prints in the snow}
by Robert Amoroso
Monday, February 25, 2008
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This poem is dedicated to a beautiful lady, who I had to put to “sleep” this weekend. For those who’ve ever had a pet you know the emotional bond that you have. My lady “doc” lived for almost 18-years; she was a beautiful mixed breed (mutt) of Black Lab and German Shepard.



A tribute to my Lady, “Doc”

(Pawprints in the snow )

By Robert Amoroso

 

I awoke this morning with a heavy heart,

for on this day we would have too part.

 

And although we had said our long goodbyes,

I knew that on this day, I’d breakdown and cry.

 

So tired and worn you had become,

goodbye old girl…we had some fun.

 

And though you’ve slowly slipped from me,

I ask myself, “how could that be…wasn’t it

yesterday that you were three”?

 

I wondered if you ever knew, that for 18-years

you were so faithful and true .

 

And now the days have  grown so few,

goodbye old girl, we’ll always love you.

 

I recall the day that we first met,

so small and afraid  and all wet.

I shouted to Jay “there’s no way,

but you lured me in, and we began to play.

 

So black and sleek, you weren’t meek,

and you stole our hearts within a week,

and though a princess you would become,

we dubbed you Doc, and perhaps to some,  

they thought it strange,

to have a lady with that name.

 

But for some strange reason

we all knew that names like

“blackie” just wouldn’t do..

 

I said goodbye and we walked away,

you broke my heart…I couldn’t stay,

 

Within a moment our world had changed,

and we would no longer  call your name.

The days of romping had come to an end,

 goodbye old girl…so long old friend.

 

I came back home late today,

and the sky above was still dark and gray,

and as I looked through tear filled eyes,

what to my surprise...your pawprints in the snow,

left behind so that I would know,

that some fine day we’ll meet again

and we’ll romp and play, as we did then,

but for now farewell old friend.

 

Amo

 

 


 

 
 
 
 

 



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Reviewed by Regina Pounds
It's heart-breaking to have to say good bye to a beloved friend...a wonderful poem to express that...I, too, love the paw print in the snow ending and I believe you'll be united in spirit.

At least you had her for 18 years -- our much loved German shepherd lived only for eight because of cancer induced doubtless by herbicides and bad drinking/tab water...

all the best,
gina
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Oh how sorry I am and my heart reaches out to you and "Doc". Beautiful, heartwarming verse in dedication. Offering prayers from across the miles....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
You started me crying as well with this posting as I see your little girl and I think of my little boy, being 8 years old now and still around for alot longer I hope, but this poem says so much of your love for "doc"...check out the website I put below, it may give you some solace...She will always be in your hearts...Ed & Rufuz (w00f)

http://rainbowsbridge.com/Poem.htm
Reviewed by Cryssa C
Beautiful tribute to your friend.
I loved the ending of the poem.
Cryssa
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
You've got me misty eyed now myself, my friend. Your Doc sounds like a truly marvelous friend, and I've lost some pretty marvelous ones myself.

May those pawprints live on in your heart and soul, forever.
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