I have “owned” many dogs (or many dogs have “owned” me). For one of them to die is – as all dog lovers know – a deeply traumatic
experience.

~ Alan

Nov 23, 2020 | 0 comments

Just a dog

He was just a dog,

That’s all he was, they said.

And of course he was

Just a dog.

 

But he was my dog.

And when I stroked him

I was stroking ten years of love,

Ten years of sleeping on my bed,

Ten years of walks in rain and shine,

Ten years of leaps and licks when I came home,

Ten years of life – his life and mine.

 

So yes, it’s true.

He was just a dog.

But when my just a dog died

Part of me died too.

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