Eulogy for Cassie: My First Dog
Dec. 1, 1994 – Jan. 28, 2010
We lost a special dog this week
the kind you can’t replace
and looking at her favorite spots
We still can see her face.
After a bath she had boundless energy
as she ran from room to room,
Launching over couches
Around the house she’d zoom.
I remember how she’d tug on my sheets
to play her favorite game,
Bouncing forward like a bunny rabbit
When she heard us call her name.
She did her guard dog duty
Each time the doorbell rang,
rolling over on her back
for a belly rub whomever came.
Our Cassie knew what she wanted
Showing us where to find a treat
She’d rope me in to go on walks
Begging mom for another piece of meat.
She strutted ‘round the neighborhood
Sniffing every blade of grass and flower
She also loved riding in fast cars
With the wind on her face for an hour.
I noticed during recent visits
Her ears and eyes were not as sharp,
No happy cries and carpet break dancing
15 years had shown their mark.
We know she’s in a special place
created for beloved furry friends,
Where treats, sunshine and fields to roam
make them strong and young again.
I picture her basking in warming sunshine
Chewing happily on a bone
With a kiss on the nose and a belly rub
Enjoying her new home.