You never won a race,
You never saved a life,
You never won a dog show,
You weren’t great at ‘fetch’…
And, you certainly weren’t the most obedient.
But you had a heart of gold…
and the sweetest nature.
You were wise beyond your years.
Always loyal, giving your love unconditionally.
Even when you were young, your eyes
revealed a beautiful ‘old soul’.
And, although you were big, you were always gentle…
even with Ziggy, the bunny with the twisted neck.
And Blaze, the stray kitten who found
the warmth of your tummy her new comfort zone.
Even when one of us would accidentally step on you, you were never angry, always laid back…you knew we didn’t mean it.
Buddy, you’re our Tru Hero because:
While some people said,
“But she’s JUST a dog”!
Little did they know that you were an Angel…
Sent to watch over us.
Our son, Justin, as he grew up,
My husband, Frank, as he grew older,
And me, when I was sick.
You never left my bedside
during three long years.
And when ‘Vini’, another dog, entered our lives,
you let her in with your inimitable dignity and grace
and became her best friend and mighty protector.
You took it in stride when you had
to share your car rides and your treats
and your toys and our love with your new friend.
No, you weren’t “JUST a Dog”
You were an ‘ANGEL’ in disguise.
As one friend said, “If more people were like Buddy,
what a wonderful, beautiful world it would be!”
We thank the good Lord for sharing you
with us for ten wonderful years!
Your gentle soul left this earth on January 25, 2010
but we know you are still watching over us, as you did while here on earth.
Yes, sweet Buddy, you are our Tru Hero
and we miss you dearly!
Author’s note: Probably everyone has had a ‘’Buddy’ in their lives if they have ever owned, and consequently loved, an animal. This is written as a tribute to all those wonderful animals who provide unconditional love and loyalty, never asking for anything in return, for they are all Tru Heroes!