Tonight I called your name
Waiting for you to show
I realized it wasn't the same
As today I had to let you go.
You were sick and in pain
It wasn't a matter of you being tougher
You got that final shot in the vein
Because I just couldn't let you suffer.
With the last breath you drew
Your memory will not be shoved to the rear
And I only hope you knew
How much I loved you and wished you were still here.
You were saved from the shelter an hour before your time was due
That was in the spring over 5 years ago
Yet it seems that I was the rescue
At least I think so.
It is true, there will never be
Another dog exactly like you
Fond memories I will keep with me
And I meant it when I said I love you.
Now there is a hole
In my life and in my heart
Waiting to fill this role
Is another shelter dog hoping for this part.