Come sit with me awhile my friend
These fourteen years have passed so fast
The seasons came and seemed to blend
With feelings thought would always last.
It pains us now to see you so
Still faithfully endeavouring to please
Mere mortals, are we meant to know
The canine brain and how we can appease?
You haven’t grumbled at your lot
You’ve soldiered on midst senses lost
Sight, sound and balance you’ve begot
To chase a ball and devil take the cost
Oh, but our human senses fail
To look beyond the extra work it seems
Your years are counted on a different scale
our attitudes on other dreams
So come little shadow pal and wait
We’ll bear the suffering as best we can with you
Your sweet sad eyes, your waggy tail, your dinner plate
With loving hands to gently soothe and see you through.