Falcor by Brenda


" Falcor "

March 15 1998 ----- Oct. 30 1998

Miniature Dachshund

"Lend Me a Pup"


I will lend to you for awhile

a pup God said,

For you to love her while she lives

and to mourn for her when she is gone.

Maybe for twelve or fourteen years,

or maybe for two or three

But will you till I call her back

take care of her for me?


She'll bring her charms to gladden you

and (should her stay be brief)

you'll always have her memories

as solace for your grief.

I cannot promise that she will stay,

since all from earth return,

But there are lessons taught below

I want this pup to learn.


I've looked the whole world over

in search of teachers true

And from the folk that crowd life's land

I have chosen you.

Now will you give her all your love

Nor think the labour vain

Nor hate me when I come to take my pup back again.


I fancied that I heard them say

"Dear Lord Thy Will Be Done,"

For all the joys this pup will bring,

the risk of grief you'll run.

Will you shelter her with tenderness

Will you love her while you may

And for the happiness you'll know forever grateful stay.


But should I call her back

much sooner than you've planned

Please brave the bitter grief that comes

and try to understand.

If by your love you've managed

my wishes to achieve,

In memory of her that you've loved,

cherish every moment with your faithful bundle

and know she loved you too.


"author unknown"

Old dog in a locket


That lies next to my heart

I will always love you

As I did right from the start.


You were right beside me

Through the darkest of my days

It was your kind and gentle nature

That made me want to stay.


Now I hold you in my arms

Your breath still warm against my hand

Our hearts still beat together

And I wonder if you understand.


Through the hours that I held you

Before the light did leave your soul

I knew a way to keep you

Forever in my hold.


I snipped the hair from around your eyes

So I would always see

The beauty that surrounds me

Even in times of need.


I snipped the hair from around your ears

So I would always hear

Music in the distance

To quiet any fears.


I snipped the hair from across your back

To bring me strength in time of need

And the power of your essence

Would always be with me.


I snipped the hair from around your heart

That beat in time with mine

So I would know that love would find me

At some distant time.


And so your life slipped out of mine

On a quiet spring like day

But I knew that a part of you

Was always here to stay.


Old dog in a locket

That lays next to my heart

I will always love you

Even though we had to part.


"author unknown"