Sunday, November 23, 2014

Buttons, One month later...................

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Buttons, one month later.............

It has been a whole month today
Since my friend went away.
Twenty Eight days have come and gone
Some days I thought I could not go on.
Twenty eight days.....oh so empty days.
I miss you in so many ways
Every moment of every day.
You were there in your special way:
Mornings, noon  and every night
Betwix between  I was in your sight.
In the gardens among my flowers
helping me throughout the hours.
I miss you most when I am cooking
You always sat there patiently looking.
For a handout or a spill
I wish that you were watching still.
You loved your food up to the end
and I loved to indulge my very best friend.
I loved you snuggled up with me
If only when we watched TV.
Then at night when we went to bed
Always there beside my head.
Middle of night you'd want a drink.
I'll take ice with that I think.
Spoilt rotten I do know that.
I didn't care if you were a brat.
You'd love to go out for a ride
Window seat on either side.
Nodding off upon my arm
As we went early to the barn.
Loved to frolic in the hay
What a way to begin the day.
Then home to nap for most of the day
Always beside me in your special way.
How can I not miss you so my little poo?
You were a part of all I do.
Bright button eyes and button nose.
Living up to your name Heaven knows.
You drank your water from a glass, no bowl.
You were the princess playing the role.
So many ills for so tender a pup
Happy and cute your never gave up.
Bore it all with love and grace
How can I not miss your  face.
That grubby smile and doggy kiss
I miss nothing quite as much as this.
Warm pink tummy when you would wake
and morning breath that could make
our eyes water.....yet I would not trade
it at all if that smell would never fade
How can I go on my lovely one
without you beside me when the day is done.
A whole month now has gone.....and next a year
Time will pass and you not so clear.
Your memory will fade until such day
as you become as others I loved the same way.
Life and death neither are fair.
But still I was ever so glad to share
Those special times that we once had
Its just that I can not be anything but sad.
Now that you are gone and I am here
Without you beside me always near
Gone......but always in my heart
until the day that I depart
Then you  had better be
waiting there to welcome me.

March 1 2005
©Janice Schaub

When Buttons died, it was the hardest thing I had ever encountered to that point. I went into a depression and could not pull out of it. I have never cried like I did for her. She was so special. Maybe because from the very start she had ailments that needed my attention. It brought us close. I never want to experience that grief again. Dr Burke came to the house the day you had to go. I am not sure it was easier for you, but at least you didn't have to go to the office. Your were here in my arms and in your own home. 

1 comment:

  1. Janice, this one made me cry! It made mom cry too! It reminded us so much of our little Lina! Our pets become our family! They are so special to our souls! Big Hugs ;o)