Monday, December 16, 2013

The Eyes of Love

Although her furs may be old and gray,
Pardon, I just don't see her that way.

No longer does she go run run run. 
Sunny naps are her idea of fun.

My confident pup loves friends and all.
Her ego dents when she takes a fall.

No longer the Alpha in her pack,
Lost her footing ending on her back.

Harder to brush off each trip and spill.
I see the steeliness of her will.

Yes she does grow older by the day.
Pardon, I just don't see her that way.

My eyes are blind by the love we've shared,
her companionship when no one cared.

More like me than I care to admit:
Stubborn, wild, loyal and full of wit.

The funniest dog I've ever met
She sure makes me happy, you can bet!

Still thinks she can catch a coyote - 
Must believe her own publicity!

Excited over treasures she finds,
"Horse d'oeuvres" on the trail will blow her mind!

Her swims are shorter, walks are slower.
Loves her bed for her eyes to lower.

No, no longer does she NEED to play.
Pardon, I just can't see her that way.

To me, she's forever shiny new.
My love, my friend, my girl through and through.

She's stuck by me; been my friend it's true.
Mabel will always be "Puppy Lou."

Pardon my blindness, colored by love.
It feels my pup was sent from above. 

I know the day will come when we part;
she will leave her footprints on my heart.

My senior dog with needs she makes known.
I get her a blankie of her own.

She disliked to be covered at night.
She grows cold before the morning's light.

You may see my old dog on the fray. 
But I will never see her that way.


K9friend said...

Such a sweet poem. I can totally relate as my Indy will be 14 in March.

Critter Alley

Mr. Pip said...

Oh this is so sweet and made me think so much of Pip …

love this line especially …to me, she's forever shiny new. My love, my friend, my girl through and through.

So lovely and so true!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

The same beautiful poem could be written for Phantom - our seniors are just so special.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Kari in Alaska said...

I love my old dog :)

Stop on by for a visit

rottrover said...

Your beautiful poem makes me cry. Love you, Mabel Lou!

Dory and the Mama said...

So beautiful!!

harrispen said...

Like the others that have commented before me you beautiful poem brings back memories of Angel Nina. I sure hope you and Mabel Lou have many more years to share together.


Priscilla Phang said...

What a beautiful poem! It made me miss our sweet Laura too!

Mollie said...

That was just beautiful :) xxoxxx

Mollie and Alfie

Snowbrush said...

Oh, god, it's heart-breaking to watch a creature go from young and strong and confident to old and timid and stumbling all in just a very few years. Their lives are a metaphor of our own in this way.

Mr. Pip said...

Just read your comment - Mabel was returned 7 times! That's insane, poor girl!

Blueberry's human said...

That is just beautiful!