My best friend closed his eyes last night
As his head lay in my hand
The doctors said he was in pain
And it was hard for him to stand.
The thoughts that scurried through my head
As I cradled him in my arms
Were of his younger puppy years
And Oh… his 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!”