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You groaned that time I left you,
And it was the sweetest sound:
A tribute to the fact
That you liked having me around.

You don’t express your feelings,
Like your fellows with a word.
And if you started now,
Your friends would label you absurd.

You are always keeping busy,
For of friends you have no lack.
So I cherished ev’ry second
We were sleeping back to back.

Resetting my alarm,
I did the best that I could do
To delay our separation
And thus spend more time with you.

Resisting this new change,
I found us sleeping like a log.
How I loved each precious moment
I spent hugging you, sweet dog!

for “Roosevelt”
my sweet German Shepherd

by GwennonR
October 28, 2016

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