Wednesday, June 4, 2014

blithe spirit

you always were, you know.

a blithe spirit.

love abounding.

and then you grew up

and got so wise, too,

but never old, somehow —

that's why we were so surprised

when it was time for you to leave us.

brave, bright, funny girl.

not a dog, so much more than a dog —

a ministering spirit.

we are lost without you.













Lady, beloved friend. August 12, 2000 - June 3, 2014.



13 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, Leslie, how dreadful for you and your family. I know Lady meant so much to you, as you said "more than a dog"...
There are no words except "I understand" and "I care"...
Love,
Kay

Loree said...

Oh that's so sad. I am so sorry.

Jodi said...

What a sweetheart. Hugs dear family.

Beth said...

So, so sorry, Les. You've truly had a tough time and now losing 'your girl'. Thinking of you and praying for you.

Beth said...

Beautiful poem---you are a gifted poet.

beth said...

i'm in more tears now than i was when i got your email…dang, photos do that to me.

you were so loved…and so was she…..xoxo

S. Etole said...

I feel so sad for you. Our pets share so much love with us.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I saw your sad message on Kay's blog. I'm so sorry for your loss. I understand your wise decision, and I've made it, too!

Elizabeth said...

I am so so sorry.

Debbie D. said...

Love this beyond words... especially love the picture of Lady lifting her head to the sun!

Becky Jerdee said...

So sorry, Leslie. What a lovely tribute to your Lady!

Tracy said...

Sooo very, very deeply sorrY for you loss, dear Leslie... Thinking of you & yours extra much just now... ((LOVE & HUGS))

♥ tinyWOOLF ♥ said...

lady basenji loves you. x
n♥