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.