by Paula Hayes
We said goodbye today.
I gave you one thousand kisses and pets .
Said one thousand good boys and I love you’s,
I will never forget .
You lay on the grass and I promised you that it was allok
You had grown so tired and sad ,
I knew you could not stay .
So I watched you close your eyes ,
For one last and final time ,
And my heart will ache forever because ...
You were not just a dog .
You were mine .