Once upon a time-
I met “Mr. Perfect”
All 90 pounds and four legs.
I recall you ‘Clear as day.’
THAT- was “love-at-first-sight.”
Of all people there; he chose me-
Not that I put up a fight.
Hours later, we walked together, then-
Ran across the street to a stop sign.
If only we weren’t running so fast-
That was the first time I was clotheslined.
“There he goes,” I say to myself.
After all, he was only a pup.
When I looked to my right-
He just had this look like:
“Umm… when are you gonna get up?”
Of course, all people would say-
“No, MY dog is the most pleasing.”
I wish I could tell you his every moment-
But I call him “Mr. Perfect” for a reason.
Being the loner, I’m considered to be-
“Shadow” never left my side.
I didn’t even mind giving up my bed-
Trust me, you couldn’t resist those eyes.
Walks in the park- were MY favorite!
Together, we went down the slide.
But do be warned-
What I’m about to tell you-
Will probably make you cry.
Some odd, dramatic, pre-teen day-
Our duo, strolled again, to the park.
In midst of all my crying and cooing-
He decided to steal my heart.
I sat on a one person merry-go-round-
To which I had also tied his leash.
He nudged, and kissed, and squeaked-
..And took hold of the leash with his teeth.
I cannot wait to see “The Rainbow Bridge.”
For love’s sake; I pray it’s true.
Since I can never repay “Mr. Perfect’s” love-
I’ve immortalized him through you. ✨