" Radar "
1 / 17 / 80 ---- 3 / 9 / 98
WISHING YOU WERE HERE
By Sandy Zier-Teitler
You came into my life one winter's day
An ugly pup you were.
Your head twice the size as the rest of your body
But your spirit even then was true
Against my better judgment I took you as my own
A feeling I had of something special you held
You made everyone laugh with your antics
And all you ever wanted to do was please
You grew you learned you matured.
But there was always that special something
You smiled with your eyes so you could share your joy
At loving those around you.. and being loved in return.
Dog lovers knew you were special from the start
Dog "haters" saw within you the desire to please
And your willing them to love you regardless of your breed
You won and they did end up loving you.
You wrapped everyone around your little paw
"Grandmommy" came to visit on weekends so you wouldn't be alone
Then Grandmommy went to heaven.. and you said good-bye
In the only way a puppy can with kisses and tail wags
We grew together you and I
My life centered around you.
You were my best friend my confidante my companion
Your love was unconditional and true
"Daddy" came into our lives and you approved
For without your approval he would not have stayed
You taught Daddy how special he was to both of us
And you had another human to nurture and love
We have loved you and watched you get old
Your 18 years of life starting showing....
We began wondering if you'd be going to Rainbow Bridge
And we'd cry at the very thought.
But you showed us that life is about love
And love is about sacrifice for the good of another
You made our decision easier that night...
The decision to help you seek Rainbow Bridge.
For the next 36 hours we cried and we wept.
But most of all we loved you and cradled you
And made sure you knew we were there,
Just as you've been there for us for so long.
You're now at Rainbow Bridge
With Grandmommy and our other furry friends
Having a good time and looking back
Knowing we're missing you...
Wishing you were here.
But knowing you are in a better place.
Your spirit forever lives in our hearts
Your love forever present in our mind.