My Faithful Dog ~
I turn and there he sits
As usual, by my side,
My faithful devoted friend
For me, he'll never die.
For I'll ever hear his gentle breathing
His step upon the stair,
My heart will never lose the image
Of all his loving care.
A rustle in the garden
He's lunging at the chase,
That convoluted wagging tail
Is tearing out the gate.
For a scent upon the wind
Is hiding in the trees,
Dog will sniff it out as usual
A crunchy treat to seize.
He knows when I'm alone
When friends have gone once more,
He rests his chin upon my knee
His tail thumping on the floor.
When it's time to check the mail
My Dog, obedient 'Stays"
But he knows where he's allowed
To walk on sunny days.
When I get all dressed up
With things I have to do,
He'll lay sadly at the door
My loyal dog so true.
Maybe he hasn't won a medal
For a coat that I could show,
But he sure stole my heart
This.... is all I know.
Soft Whispers from
Derry's Heart Poems
© 2003 used with permission
We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and
love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all.
It's the best deal man has ever made. ~~M.Facklam
Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean,
here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing
haul...chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the
greatest hunters on earth! ~~Anne Tyler
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you
more than he loves himself. ~~Josh Billings