All dogs are different in that they each have their own little ways that endear them to those that love us.
It may be some little games we play or tricks we learn or the way we look at you or some little thing about appearance, like having one ear black and one white.
While you grew to love me as I loved you we both gave each other happiness and love.
We do not stay on Earth long and soon the time comes when we must pass and make way for another of our kind who also needs love and care, just as I did when you found me.
I hope you loved me enough to make you love all dogs and to pass the love and care you gave to me to another lonely dog.
I know I will always have a special place in you heart and that special place will always be there. Another dog will never fill that place, but you find another place beside mine.
If you loved me enough to make you want to give your love to another dog, I would be very proud as I would have fulfilled my mission on Earth and saved another dog from loneliness.
Thank you for your loving care and one day in another place in another world we will be together again.
When you find another dog, give it all the love and care you gave to me, and then when it's turn comes, too pass on, it will be as proud and happy for the life and love you gave it as I was and it will have loved you as I did.
Your loving Dog. X
I really can't remember how long I have had this poem, or how many times I have read it, or who wrote it.
But I do know that every day with what ever pet you have, is special.
For Ray, Jane, Andrew and George.