Into our hearts you walk on all fours
Leaving a mark upon it with your paws
A wagging tale and grinning face
A loyal friend in this lonely place
You give so much, asking little in return
On this earth only briefly, you’ve no lessons to learn
Yet so much knowledge you endow, you teach us so much
your life; only a fraction of those that you touch
How did we get so lucky? What did we do to deserve,
Someone so kind, who’d never duck nor swerve?
A protector always, no care for their own pain
No issue do they have when you’re going insane.