An ode to a dog that will be sorely missed!

Some time before Christmas, I was asked to take a few snaps of a friends dog "Bijun" Unfortunately Bijun had been diagnosed with cancer and it was unsure how long she would have left on this world. 

Sadly,Bijun was  put to sleep just the other day surrounded by her loving family.

Here is a wee poem to go alongside the images of this lovely wee dog

 


I Loved You Best

  So this is where we part, My Friend, 
   and you'll run on, around the bend,
   gone from sight, but not from mind, 
   new pleasures there you'll surely find.

   I will go on, I'll find the strength, 
   life measures quality, not its length.
   One long embrace before you leave, 
   share one last look, before I grieve.

   There are others, that much is true,
   but they be they, and they aren't you. 
   And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought, 
   will remember well all you've taught.

   Your place I'll hold, you will be missed,
   the fur I stroked, the nose I kissed. 
   And as you journey to your final rest, 
   take with you this...I loved you best.

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