" Piggy "
May 20 1989 ----- Nov. 28 1997
While bathing you for your retirement show
I noticed the clouded eyes,
Where once there was sparkle and glow.
I sat back and watched
As you trotted around the yard
Slowly now though pacing yourself-
Not running or jumping too hard.
I realized your naps
Are longer and closer together.
Last year it seems you played nonstop-
Fetching and swimming forever.
You finished your show career
With narry a point to your name,
But all the time we spent together
Means it was never in vain.
You pranced out of the ring
Your head held high your spirits up-
I'm only glad you couldn't know
You didn't even make first cut.
I decided the dog show game
Isn't all it's cut out to be-
I got into it for fun but without a "name",
I'm simply a "nobody".
I look at you-
With tears welling up in my eyes-
Knowing you're in the twilight of life-
Knowing everything dies.
You'll sleep late again
Curled up on the couch
Oblivious to the outside world
Until I wake you with a gentle touch.
You never won a point
You never took Best of Breed
You simply put your life on the line
Whenever there was a need.
No second thoughts no backward glances-
You protected me and took all the chances
To show your devotion- tried and true-
You are my champion- only you.
In memory of Azarias Rose I Do Impressem CGC "Piggy"
May 20 1989- November 28 1997
I miss you Piggy.