My best friend closed
Her eyes yesterday,
As her head lay in my hand.

The doctors said
She was in pain,
And it was hard
For her to stand.
The thoughts that
Scurried through my head,

As I cradled
Her in my arms,
Were of her
Younger puppy years,
And Oh...

Her many charms.
Today there was
No gentle nudge,
With an intense

"I love you" gaze.

Only a heart that's
Filled with tears,
Remembering our joy
Filled days.
But an Angel
Just appeared to me,
And said,

"You should cry no more,

God also loves
Our canine friends,

He's installed a doggy door!"