It's A Dog's Life

Sunday, October 05, 2008

My Poem To Grendel

My guardian cried,
"Oh my dear, good, God,
this sadness my heart can not abide,
That sweet dog Grendel, misanthrope, has died.

At this, my heart raced,
The news made me pace.
Finally she remembered me
and put on a braver face.

"Oh little Rowan,"
she said with a sigh,
"Grendel's gone bye-bye
He'll live and play now at Jesus' side."

I sat on my chair and thought about this.
I went to my guardian and gave her a kiss.
Grendel's a great dog.
A dog we'll both miss.

Grendel wrote poems
and important things about life...
Like how to love each other a lot,
and not have any strife.

He made us all want to be better (humans too!)
because all he ever said was aboslutely true,
About love and acceptance... that applies to you!

I love you dear Saint Grendel!
And I'll see you real soon.
Just as soon as I finish my job here on Earth,
I'll run up to Heaven as fast as a squirrel!
We'll run, and we'll play, and we'll wag golden tails.
And keep watch over our humans to show them the way.

May you always have fun in Heaven,
and may gravy perpetual fill your bowl.

From your buddy,



  • I love you Rowan, I truly do.
    And now I find that you are a poet too.

    (ok that was awful i know!)

    By Blogger FranIAm, at 7:28 PM  

  • Dear Rowan, that was really beautiful. I write poetry but I don't tell it to my human in words or write it down, so we are especially glad to have your poem. Thank you. Thank you for helping us remember dear Saint Grendel.

    By Blogger Jane R, at 8:42 AM  

  • Oops, that was from me, Maya. I was writing fast, sneaking a note in behind Jane's back, and I couldn't change the name on the comment thingie. I just snuck back to tell you that. Mrrrrrooooow. We both send you love.

    By Anonymous + Maya Pavlova, at 8:44 AM  

  • Oh, my heart breaks reading this. Thank you, Rowan.

    I love you.

    By Blogger Aghaveagh, at 8:33 PM  

  • I love you too Fran. Fran sends me mail sometimes.

    Thank you +Maya. You are an inspiration to the feline world, and to many of the rest of us as well.

    I love you too Aghaveagh.



    By Blogger Lindy, at 9:44 AM  

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