As soon as we laid eyes on you Our hearts rushed in, unprotected, Held captive by you With your bright, smiling eyes.
Even with your hair grown long Like a Highland cow Those brown, trusting eyes, “They’re under there somewhere,” Reflected love. Unconditional love.
We fed you, watched you grow, Cheered your every milestone, Forgave your every transgression, (Even that time you unraveled the berber carpet in the bedroom.) We loved you with wild abandon, Ignoring the certainty that some day we’d lose you.
And now you have gone. And our unprotected hearts have shattered, quite completely. Broken wide open with the sudden loss of you. “Thank you” is all we can say. Thank you for being our very sweet pup. Stealer of hearts. Such a good dog. Hearts will heal, eventually. But they will be forever reconfigured By loving you.