My Buddy (weekly prompt poem)

by CJ Maleney   Jul 25, 2017


My best friend for 16 years
My loyal companion and protector.
Always happy to see me
So happy you broke my nose once.

It's odd how I still call you my baby boy even though you grow weary and tire easily these days.
You're not so fleet of foot now, but every now and then you get a spring in your step.
Especially if there's a foxy little lady about.

Life in the old dog yet.

How much pleasure have we shared together, walking through those woods.
Jumping into the lake or the river in winter icicles forming on your coat.

Yeah you have been a friend.
It's odd that I still shout at you sometimes, especially when you have your head stuck in the bin trying to get the last of the gravy from the meatballs.

Yeah I shout but I know you no longer hear a word.
I sometimes bury my face into your neck and talk deeply in some hope that you can feel the vibrations of my voice.

It breaks my heart to know that your world is now one of complete silence.

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  • 2 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    Had a feeling this was about your pet...dogs are love-able loyal and they
    don't turn away and the only sane "person" who will sit and hear our rants without
    interruptions. I miss mine...take care

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Ya know how I feel about mine x

  • 2 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    So sad that he had to go...16 years is a long time.

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Whoa slow down lovely the big old wolf ain't gone yet, he's still very much alive and kicking. Well more plodding but my baby boy is still a wonderful homecoming x

      I wrote this live in members forum without edit so apologises if I gave the impression I lost him.

      I ain't but he is as deaf as a post.

      Craig

    • 2 months ago

      by mossgirl19

      Oh no, sorry! I sure have misinterpreted the last line, you still bury your face into his neck right? Awww...so sorry baby boy...

      Our family had a dalmatian before but after we lost her I have completely distanced myself from dogs

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Yeah I still do that as he wines sometimes, sometimes I don't speak I just make a low guttural noise on his neck behind his ear.

      It seems to sooth him.

      He's supposed to be a collie lab cross breed, but I think they lied to us when we bought him, he's a bloody black wolf lol

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Ps.

      I lost my old girl (the aptly named pooch) a couple of years ago. I said the same. I would not get another. However I now have pooch II, yeah not an original name but figured I'd the Simpson's can have snowball one, two and three. Well why not.

      Dogs ain't pets they are totally a part of the family.

    • 2 months ago

      by mossgirl19

      They are! We had a japanese pitch after her but I did not care too much for the new girl, hehe. My grandma loved her though.

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      When my son was feeling a bit down the dogs past and present would sit with him.

      They are so receptive to emotion. God they would do the same with me. Or wait till I'm asleep and use me as a cushion.

      I would wake up with numb legs thinking "hang on whose in charge here" lol

      Dogs rule

  • 2 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    And yeah he did break my nose, he bounced up as I bent down to pick up his ball. Hard hairy head and nose combo was not a good one.

    ! SPLAT !

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