For Poppy

Yes, I know sixteen years is a long time, especially in doggie years. Our sweet Poppy girl, always my shadow. You never missed the chance for just one more treat. And I was always a sucker.

I was not prepared for the grief of losing you. It held tight on your last day with us. Leaving me barely able to breathe, unable to hold back tears.

I keep looking for you around the house. Glancing where your bed should be. Death is a part of all life. Causing an emptiness in spaces and hearts.

In the Sun

Wet nose
Wagging tail
Flipped-back ear
Now held in
And photos-
Your once
Brown spots
Turned gray
In our years
You lived
A long life
For a runt-
For our time
Spent sitting
In the sun

I don’t typically post twice in one day, but I could not let the year pass without sharing about our sweet Poppy girl. We miss her so…

20 thoughts on “For Poppy

  1. I’m so sorry for your loss! Our dogs bring us such joy and our emotional connection to them is so strong that we’re just heartbroken when we lose them. I have always thought that dogs’ only fault is that they don’t live long enough……

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  2. My heart is breaking for you and your family. Poppy was precious. The joy and unconditional love of a precious pet is unlike any other. I’m lifting you in thoughts and prayers in your grief. I’m so sorry my friend. πŸ’šπŸ™πŸ€

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