Yogi

by Brenda   Mar 10, 2019


Oh you were big!
A head the size of a mack truck...
But oh so gentle!
A gentle giant,
that was you...
-
That freckled nose and brown ears
gave you a sweet look.
Your snaggle tooth
gave you the nickname "Yogi-Rex"...
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There wasn't a soccer ball
that survived play time with you!
Come to think of it
there weren't many toys
that survived play time with you...
We think your favorite game was
"laying in the middle"....
The middle of the floor
the stairs
anywhere we needed to go back and forth on,
you were there,
chilling, not a care in the world...
-
Your snoring was legendary!
Never knew a dog
could snore like that...
The house is too quiet
now that you are gone.
I'd take all your snuffling, farting, snoring self
any day
over this hole in my heart
I have now...
-
They say all dogs go to heaven
and I believe that...
Big grassy fields
full of soccer balls
comfy couches to sprawl out on...
All the good things you deserve Yogurt.
-
So thank you old friend!
Thank you for being our protector,
our companion.
Thank you for allowing us
to be part of your pack...
RIP Yogi 15 Jan 19

THis was written for my daughter and her family when their American Bulldog Yogi passed away suddenly. He was 11 years old and such a sweetheart. A gentle giant....

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  • 7 months ago

    by Paul Hirst

    Loss of a family member and beloved pet
    I can identify with this x
    Great write

    • 7 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you so much Paul!

  • 7 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    Dogs become a part of the family and one of us and when
    they are gone there is a missing piece like in a jigsaw puzzle
    which leaves us incomplete...beautifully sad..

    • 7 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you Meena.! It is indeed true, they are so much a part of a family. He was such a good boy.

  • 7 months ago

    by Zia Mikaela

    Your words are so gentle and sweet. I can relate to the passing of a beloved pet. The way it hurt so much when it happened and everytime you remember them, tears just overflow. Such a beautiful piece.

    • 7 months ago

      by Brenda

      Zia, thank you so much. I've lost my share of fur babies too. It never gets easy.

  • 8 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Wonderful tribute to Yogi. Pets really are family. You have painted a vivid picture of him in every way. God bless him. Xx

    • 8 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you Michael-

  • 8 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    This touched me genuinely, Brenda. I have lost a dog and have a huge one now who is more than just a pet to me. You have to have them to know, as they say.

    I am sorry to read this, despite it being such a lovely tribute.

    • 8 months ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you so much Ben! I too have lost my share of family pets. They are indeed more than just a pet, they are a member of your family. Yogi would probably be considered small next to your sweet Willow. He was quite a lovey, thought he was a lap dog lol. So awesome with the kids. Hes been the only dog we puppy sat for, so he was another grandbaby to us. Give Willow a big hug from me!

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