I had to say this after loosing our Buddy

Chip 2008-2014

You came along when we were so very low
We had no idea if you were here to stay, or go
In a very short time you became a very dear friend
Our hearts through you, began quickly too mend
You brought us all together with you wonderful ways
We loved you so much, throughout all our days
Over time our love was truly for you
You just gave us both so much that was honestly true
Being born of a free spirit, you just loved to roam
But always you managed to venture safely back home.
Through fields, forests and brambles, you did go
To those secret places, that we did not know
Spending time on your own having fun without a care
Leaving us just to wonder, how, why and where
That fateful day, it all came to a sudden end
We wait for you to come home, driving us around the bend
The late knocking on the door telling us of your demise
Oh how we prayed the driver was just telling us lies
Your still, small body laying there at the scene
No sounds or movements from you could be seen,
In a moment of pure horror, shock, and total disbelief
I lifted your body up from the road, and carried it home in my grief
Our many tears for our loved one, fell just like rain
Our bodies melting with yours, as we felt endless pain
You had left this life, in a moment of madness
Leaving behind disbelief, and a world, full of sadness
But you, my loved son, are now running and roaming free
Happy again in meadows and forests, full of many a tree
Until we meet as we will, some sunny, sunny day
Your memories are ours, and will never ever, go away.

John Snowden 2014

My boy after a hard day at the office.