Love of a Pet
A Life Well Lived
She came into our lives by chance
Her playfulness charmed my daughter, warmed my husband’s heart
It took me longer, but I agreed.
She made herself at home immediately
Chose me as her person, and claimed space on my chair
Never left, me even when the doorbell rang.
She followed me wherever I went
Her little legs trotted to keep up, smiling, happy to be with me.
Staying behind, not an option.
She got smarter and slept in our bed
Laid diagonal between us, before she curled up between our heads
Slept on my pillow, snoring contentedly.
She found a way to eat with us
Those beautiful eyes, begged under the table, happy for scraps
Loved snacks, chips were her favorite.
She loved riding in the car
Came running when we said car ride, danced while waiting for her leash
Pranced to the car, jumped inside.
She loved watching TV
Her favorite channels, cooking, DIY, or whatever I turned on
Sitting with me, made her happy.
She loved camping
A favorite chair, fun neighbors, bonfire at night, and campfire food
Rode beside me in the golf cart.
She was devoted twelve years
A companion, friend, chair buddy, and faithful to the end
Loved until she took her last breath.
She is missed
Her memory warms my heart, her toys and pictures a smile on my face
A life well lived, forever our Abbey.
About the Creator
Michele Jones is an author whose work explores the darker side of a character's psyche.
When she isn't working, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and doing charity work.
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Nice poem and great tribute to your beautiful Abbey.
Awww, what a wonderful tribute to your Abbey :) She had such a sweet face!
Wonderful words, hugs for your loss
Very sweet. They do have a way of wiggling into our hearts. The photos are so cute -- wondering if those were part of a Humane Society fundraiser.
A beautiful tribute to a wonderful companion!
A wonderful tribute to a loving pet and companion. Heartfelt!
Lovely tribute to Abbey. I miss her, too.
You can't do this to me, I'm not crying, this is just eye sweat. Fantastic poem!
I'm so sorry for your loss. This was such a beautiful tribute to Abbey!
Sorry for your loss. It's a very compelling poem!
Beautiful, beautiful!!! 👏💖😊💕
Aww. This is beautiful, and so is Abbey. Sorry for your loss.
Oh Michele, what a loving tribute to your faithful companion. Beautifully expressed, I felt each word, each memory. "Goodest girl, Abbey" ❤️
How quickly they steal our hearts and add true devotion...I loved this so much