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    DefaultPoem about life with a Lab -- and after

    The following was just received by me from a neighbor who has 2 Labs. IMO, while it's not a great poem, it certainly expresses great thoughts that most Lab owners will relate to. (I'll X-post it in Rainbow Bridge so people using it can read it.)


    Has Anyone Seen My Shadow

    By Angela Fairbanks

    Has anyone seen my Shadow? He was just here the other day.

    He left footprints on the carpet but now they’ve gone away.

    He was always right beneath me, on the kitchen floor he would lay.

    Patiently waiting for a drop of something to accidentally come his way.

    My boy was always hungry, for life as well as food.

    But just one toot of his natural gases could empty out a room.

    The drool was never ending, as well as his desire to please..

    He’d grab the toy that he thought you wanted, and shake it hard and tease.

    He loved to go for walks and rides, and swim and fetch and play.

    He was the most faithful of all companions, right up until his dying day.

    The other day I was watching TV while sitting in my chair.

    I reached down to pet him, but all I found was air.

    The flowers are starting to grow back now, from the holes that he had dug.

    His favorite hole was right next to the house, where he would lay his filthy mug.

    In the spring time, he would lay in the grass, and roll on his back and wiggle.

    In the winter time, he would make snow angels and it sure would make me giggle.

    Even when he did something bad, you couldn’t stay mad at him long.

    Just one look at his big sad face would make you feel like you had done something wrong.

    I looked for him on the couch today, his favorite place to sleep.

    His pillow looked so empty, the dent he left, so deep.

    Although he’s gone from this world, and our lives are now apart.

    I will love him for as long as I live, with all of the pieces of my broken heart.

    Has anyone seen my Shadow? He was just here the other day.

    He left footprints on my heart, and they will never go away..

    In Loving Memory of

    Shadow

    Nov. 24, 1994 – Sept. 18, 2007




    Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]

    Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
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    You tryin to make a girl cry??
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    Awwww. That is so sweet and so true. sniff sniff


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    Awwww so heartbreaking .
    ~Veronica and Nikki~
    Sweet Emma, 16th of February 1996~26th of November 2010
    Always in my heart and soul. Together forever, my love....

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    I was OK until I read:

    He left footprints on my heart, and they will never go away.

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    He left footprints on my heart, and they will never go away
    O, so true

    Well, the worst thing in life, is when you own a old dog, and you know the 'thing' is facing up we all fear ..

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    Beautiful and so true Big Sniff here

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    so sad, and true

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    Beautiful and true.

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