Special Friend Suki

I lost a special friend today 
the kind you can’t replace, 
and looking at her empty bed 
I still can see her face.

I see the endless energy 
the sparkling puppy eyes, 
Not the tired, fragile friend 
I had to bid goodbye.

I know she’s in a special place 
our Lord has for such friends, 
Where meadows, fields & flowers 
help make them strong and whole again.

I remember how she’d run to me 
to play her favorite puppy game, 
And how her ears would perk right up 
When she heard me call her name.

But as those precious years went by 
And we both aged and grew, 
I’d find her often slowing down 
But-we had still so much to do.

She did her guard dog duty well 
Each time the doorbell rang, 
Strangers surely couldn’t see 
My gentle friend–behind those fangs.

I’ve noticed in the recent times 
Her ears were not as sharp, 
Where is that running ball of fur 
The years have shown their mark.

She started sleeping next to me 
Was this her special clue, 
Because she felt the end was near 
I only wish I knew.

My Suckie was a special dog 
I know she gave her best, 
But as I looked deep into her eyes 
I knew it was time, for her to rest.

It will truly be a struggle 
I don’t know how I’ll face each day, 
I have to let her go–I know 
But in my heart she’ll always stay.

This special place our Lord has made 
Health and strength, wait for her there, 
So with my very special friend 
I’m sending all my prayers.

I know she’s watching over me 
She’ll be with me when I cry, 
So with one more kiss on her beloved head 
I told my Suckie Dog goodbye.

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