Shadow, our first Aussie. Rescued and loved by us for 6 years


                           You were the best.
  I LOVED YOU BEST by Jim Willis

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 are 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.


Remember me not with tearfull eyes....but instead with
an abounding heart.
Should you choose to fill my bed, feel no guilt, you have
not betrayed me.
Love another as you always loved me, and they too will
love you as I always have.