What is a dog’s life?
Is it lazy days without a care?
Is it food appearing from thin air?
Is it one long ride with windows open?
Is it a life-long bond that’s never broken?
Is it love, affection without expecting?
Is it a belly rub you know you’re getting?
It’s all the above, and so much more.
It’s loving your human without keeping score.
If you had kept score would I come up short?
Did I love enough, was I a good sport?
Did I keep all my promises when you were a pup?
Did I exhaust every measure and never give up?
The years have long passed; my heart is still broken.
I miss all the rides with the windows wide open.
I miss you both being lazy, your lives without care.
I miss making food appear out of thin air.
I miss all the love and all the affection.
I miss all the endless pleads for attention.
You were all the above, and to me so much more.
You gave me so much I can’t even that score.