Senior Dogs


One by one, they pass my cage,
Too old, too worn, too broken, no way.
Way past his time, he can’t run and play.
They shake their heads slowly and go on their way.

A little old man, arthritic and sore,
It seems I am not wanted anymore
I once had a home, I once had a bed,
A place that was warm, and where I was fed.

Now my muzzle is grey, and my eyes slowly fail.
Who wants a dog so old and so frail?
My family decided I didn’t belong,
I got in their way, my attitude was wrong.

Whatever excuse they made in their head,
Can’t justify how they left me for dead.
Now I sit in this cage, where day after day,
Those younger dogs get adopted away.

When I had almost come to the end of my rope,
You saw my face, and I finally had hope.
You saw thru the grey, and the legs bent with age,
And felt I still had life beyond the cage

You took me home, gave me food and a bed.
And shared your own pillow with my poor tired head.
We snuggle and play, and you talk to me low,
You love me so dearly, you want me to know.

I may have lived most of my life with another,
But you outshine them with a love so much stronger.
And I promise to return all the love I can give,
To You, my dear person, as long as I live.

I may be with you for a week or for years,
We will share many smiles, you will no doubt shed tears.
And when the time comes that God deems I must leave,
I know you will cry and your heart, it will grieve.

And when I arrive at the Bridge, all brand new,
My thoughts and my heart will still be with you.
And I will brag to all who will hear,
Of the angel who made my last days so dear.


3 thoughts on “Senior Dogs

  1. I brought home Saber now know as Teddy he was 7and a half years old and he was abused scared of everyone and everything. He is 19 years old now his eyes are weak and so is his hearing, his bones ache and he’s a little wobbly, but he still loves to walk, even though it’s a little slower, and he still loves to play even though the time is shorter , but that is OK, because I’m no spring chick and my eyes are weak and so is my hearing, my bones ache and I am a little wobbly,and we both need to go to bathroom more often. I’m stretched out in my chair and he’s stretched out on his bed in front of the fireplace looking so content .When his time comes, I hope he will know he was loved and I will know he was happy.

    • he will know how much he was and is loved! take lots of photos. i wish i had more photos of me and lexis together. blessings 🙂

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