Fear was the first emotional felt,
But we soon came to learn that your bark was much worse than your bite,
A proper sized dog was what we agreed,
And that you most certainly were.
You grew in size and strength,
But you were always a gentle giant at heart,
Beautiful both inside and out.
They say that a dog is a mans best friend,
And for many years you were mine,
When I needed space you would walk silently by my side,
Offering comfort and company,
Even now, long after leaving home you still have a place in my heart.
Sadly old age has you in its grasp,
And it's time to say goodbye,
We were witnesses to your life and you to ours,
You will be missed, remembered and loved,