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I know some of you have probably seen this poem before. I don't know who the author is.

 

"I guess you'll pass me by too..."

 

One by one they pass by my crate.

Too old, too worn, too broken, no way.

Way past his time, he can't run and play.

Then they shake their heads slowly and go on their way.

 

A little old man, arthritic and sore,

It seems I am not wanted anymore.

I once had a home; I once had a bed,

A place that was warm, and where I was fed.

 

Now my muzzle is gray, and my eyes slowly fail,

Who wants a dog so old and so frail?

My family decided I didn't belong,

I got in their way, my attitude was wrong.

 

Whatever excuse they made in their head,

Can't justify how they left me for dead.

Now I sit in this crate, where day after day,

The younger dogs get adopted away.

 

When I had almost come to the end of my rope,

You saw my face, and I finally had hope.

You saw through the gray, and these legs bent with age,

And felt I still had life beyond this little cage.

 

You took me home, gave me food and a bed,

And shared your own pillow with my poor tired head.

We snuggle and play, and you talk to me low,

You love me so dearly, you want me to know.

 

I may have lived most of my life with another,

But you outshined them with a love so much stronger.

And I promise to return all the love I can give,

To you, my dear person, as long as I live.

 

I may be with you for a week, or for years,

We will share many smiles, you will no doubt shed tears.

And when the time comes that God deems I must leave,

I know you will cry and your heart, it will grieve.

 

And when I arrive at the Bridge all brand new,

My thoughts and my heart will still be with you.

And I will brag to all who will hear,

Of the person who made my last days so dear.

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:wub: I think one of our memebers Sam and Rosco's Mom wrote it.

:) Clare could you find out for us? One of gaps main aims is to bring awareness to senior hounds and if we were able we would love to use this poem on our site with a credit to the writer! It is something that id also like to include in our Newsletter to help raise awareness :) Its lovely and I cant read it without breaking down

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:wub: I think one of our memebers Sam and Rosco's Mom wrote it.

:) Clare could you find out for us? One of gaps main aims is to bring awareness to senior hounds and if we were able we would love to use this poem on our site with a credit to the writer! It is something that id also like to include in our Newsletter to help raise awareness :) Its lovely and I cant read it without breaking down

I found out it was written by a Leslie Whalen for her dog Tracy.

 

 

What made me think it was S&R'sM. :blush

Clare and Dylan.

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Guest Sam_Roscoes_Mom

It might be because I posted it on here a year or so ago when I adopted my senior Roscoe. It fit him so perfectly. He turned 14 this year. It's beautiful

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Guest thenightsend

I'm crying now because I'm thinking of two dogs from the kennel... Ace who never got to his forever home and Duty who's almost 10. I hope she gets adopted soon...

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