Guenevere by Victoria / Mommy

Guenevere was a gift from heaven, and if I could have one wish, it would be to have one more day with her in my life. She brought so much joy to the world in her short life. The way we looked at each other, we both knew it meant “I love you”. The way she would wag her whole body and not just his tail, is a memory I will never forget.

Everyone she met fell in love with her. We all miss her smiling, kind face in our lives. I was lucky to have my precious ball of energy for a year and a half would have been much happier to have had her a long 13………Gueny had more personality than any dog I have ever known, I always said, ‘she reeked personality’.

I have had two dogs in my life, my whole life, but Guenevere made a mark on my heart that will always be outstanding and significantly ‘huge’. She was a nut, a dufuss, a love, my friend, and will always be my Baby. ‘My Heart Will Go On’ to remember her indefinitely….. God, keep her safe until I get to see her again at the Rainbow Bridge.

Just My Dog:

He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being: by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.)

When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded.

When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself. He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant. His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me…whenever…wherever–in case I need him. And I expect I will–as I always have.

~ This piece originally appeared in
“Tears & Laughter” by Gene Hill.

One Final Goodnight

One final goodnight – then released from the pain -The anguish of spirit – the dreams dreamed in vain. Though brief was your time here, you captured my heart. That vowed not to love you, but now breaks apart.
From you I’ve learned patience and courage and trust; That loving brings pain, but love we all must. From you I’ve learned strength of the spirit, and then from you I’ve learned not to say “never again”.

Go back to the Giver of all lovely things -Go quickly, my sweet, and let your heart take wings. Just know I’ve learned so many lessons from you, and shall never forget them – this promise is true. Your total devotion made my life so bright. I shall always adore you – Goodnight, Love, Goodnight.

~ The Samoyed Quarterly, March 1981


Guenevere, you will live forever in my heart
20, May 2003