by Tracey / Tracey Yajko for Laing Fam copyright 2003

That in a name, there is more
More than just being “keen”, “alert” or “spry”
Zippy is “strong” and “gentle”…,
“Loving”, “tender” and “wise”.

And in that name- there only lies
the biscuit in his bowl-
His sweet eyes and sleek coat
and a lapping, happy soul

To Zippy we raise
our hearts, hands and paws-
Heaven’s gates are open
The big bone is yours- forever to gnaw!