Perhaps the great charm about dogs is that they know what’s important
They love unconditionally, dance when they are happy,
Forgive so easily, and enjoy every day
But that is also what makes letting them in so very sad
Because once they are gone you miss what you had.
They age so much faster, becoming so old in just a few years.
Their fleeting time on this planet is far too short
One day you and a pup bound cross the lawn
You go for a jog and get in better shape
Focused and driven as you and the dog take in the landscape.
In no time your pup learns to dance for her food
To the point when you go in the kitchen it’s understood
The only reason your there is to get her a treat
Despite the number of times you come out empty handed
Hope springs eternal, about this sentiment she is so candid.
The leash is another sign of your undying love
And your dogs will bouncer over to see your smile from above
Knowing this is the time for you to spend together.
So much excitement, each tail wagging to a frantic beat
If you tell them to sit, they can’t manage to stay too long on their seat.
Within a few years the excitement and joy is still there
But you’ll notice the dogs find rising to be a little more work
They no longer bound to the jingle of the leash
But saunter over with a steady pad in their step
Older now they move with considerably less pep.
Those loving eyes have lost some of their shine
Changed to cloudier pools with the passage of time.
And each doggy face has matured and aged
As they look up you can’t help but notice how their faces are now white
And the first time you realize it, it is a stronger reminder, a very sad sight.
While time has aged you a bit, perhaps you’ve less hair
And your movements are a little more pained as you go up the stairs,
One look at your friend and you know they have it worse.
Yet they don’t complain, they show nothing but adoration,
Reminding us what’s important and how to love by their unwavering determination.