In Memory of (your dog's name here)

They will not go quietly
the dog who've shared our lives
In subtle ways they let us know
their spirit still survives
Old habits still make us think
we hear a barking at the door
Or we step back when we drop
a tasty morsel on the floor
Our feet still go around the place
where the food dish used to be
And, sometimes, coming home at night,
we miss them terribly
And although time may bring new friends
and a new food dish to fill
That one place in our hearts
belongs to (your dog's name)
and always will

written by Linda Barnes