Spring has arrived here in Central Florida.
The air is balmy and warm.
The birds are singing and building their nests.
Last year’s oak leaves are making way for bright green growth.
Flowers are blooming, a glorious celebration.
Amidst all of this riotous Life walks Life’s eternal companion, Death.
Who appeared yesterday and lured away my littlest darling, Teddie, aged 12 years and 8.5 months:
Within the heart of every dog,
No matter how little,
No matter how small,
Lives a giant, ten feet tall.
Within the eyes of every dog,
No matter how old,
No matter how young,
Lives endless love, pure and strong.
Within the soul of every dog,
No matter if living,
No matter if gone,
Lives the divine, an eternal song.
With all my heart, and tears and soul,
I mourn my dear Teddie,
My tiny giant, heart big as a whale,
Who waits for me, beyond the veil.
Goodbye, precious baby.