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A poem for Lloyd

PostPosted: 23 Jun 2014, 22:44
by Eeyorebev
We recently lost our 13 1/2 year old chocolate labrador, and I wrote this poem for him.
To understand it you have to know we bought him when we lived in New Zealand, then all moved to Australia when he was six and then bought him home to Wales when he was eleven.

What did you think that bright summers day
when we came and took you from the only home you had known.
Were you worried and afraid of the future
no you just trusted us to take you on adventures few can Dream of.

We went a wandering all over that far land of your birth
to Mountains high and thermal parks, to beaches of golden sand.
Were you worried, afraid to try new things
no you just trusted us to take you on adventures new and bold.

We all boarded a plane to a new home over the sea
to a new land of strange creatures and sights not seen before
Were you worried, no just took it in your stride
because you trusted us to guide you and always be by your side.

Finally we took the greatest journey half way round the world
To more mountains and snow, new friends and a house in the hills.
Were you worried, no by then adventuring was in your blood
and you trusted and loved us till the sun finally set.

Re: A poem for Lloyd

PostPosted: 24 Jun 2014, 00:15
by Joe + Hilary
What a lovely poem for him.
He must have had a very full life - full of love as well as adventures and new horizons.
So sorry you have lost him, 13and 1/2 a good age. Always in your heart.

Hilary, Tuppence & Rowley

Re: A poem for Lloyd

PostPosted: 24 Jun 2014, 06:54
by scubakim
What a wonderful poem for your beloved boy. Those few words sum up a life filled with adventures, love and trust. He really did have an amazing time by the sound of it and is clearly very much missed. Thank you for sharing the poem and for giving the insight on his incredible journey.

Re: A poem for Lloyd

PostPosted: 24 Jun 2014, 11:20
by coco-bean
Thankyou for sharing your beautiful poem :love3:

Re: A poem for Lloyd

PostPosted: 24 Jun 2014, 12:05
by Diesel Kate
What a beautiful tribute to your wonderful dog. He will always be with you, he went / lived with you in some lovely places. :love2:

Re: A poem for Lloyd

PostPosted: 24 Jun 2014, 14:00
by autumndays
What a lovely story of love, trust and companionship.

There can be few dogs who will have travelled so far and experienced so much with those they love.

You must really treasure your memories of Lloyd.

Anne, Paul, Skye and Lucas

Re: A poem for Lloyd

PostPosted: 24 Jun 2014, 18:05
by Eeyorebev
Thank you for all your kind comments. We have many treasured memories of our lad. Will try to post some pics for you all.
Hopefully though we will soon be filling the void left by our much love boy!

Re: A poem for Lloyd

PostPosted: 24 Jun 2014, 21:35
by 12_paws
I'm so sorry that you have said goodbye to Lloyd, you have obviously shared some magical times together. Gone from your touch but safe in your heart forever. Thinking of you,
Des x