She is my other eyes that can see above the clouds;
My other ears that hear above
the winds. She is the part of me that can
into the sea.
She has told me a thousand times over that I am
her reason for being;
by the way she rests her head against my leg;
way she thumps her tail at my smallest smile;
by the way she shows her hurt when
I leave without her.
(I think it makes her sick with worry when she is
not along to care for me.)
When I am wrong, she is delighted
to forgive me.
When I am angry, she clowns to make me smile.
When I am happy, she is joy unbounded.
When I am a fool, she ignores it . When I succeed,
Without her, I am only another woman. With her,
I am all powerful.
She is loyalty herself. She has taught me the meaning
With her, I know a secret comfort and a private
She has brought meunderstanding where before I was
Her head on my knee can heal my human hurts.
Her presence by my side is protection against my
fears of dark and unknown
She has promised to wait for me...whenever- in
case I need her.
And I expect I will- as I always have.
She was just my dog.