November 10, 2008


October 28th 1997 - November 9th 2008

As many of you know Josey passed away Sunday night. She will be missed.


tom leach said...

You're giving me a special gift,
So sorrowfully endowed,
And through these last few cherished days,
Your courage makes me proud.

But really, love is knowing
When your best friend is in pain,
And understanding earthly acts
Will only be in vain.

So looking deep into your eyes,
Beyond, into your soul,
I see in you the magic, that will
Once more make me whole.

The strength that you possess,
Is why I look to you today,
To do this thing that must be done,
For it's the only way.

That strength is why I've followed you,
And chose you as my friend,
And why I've loved you all these years...
My partner 'til the end.

Please, understand just what this gift,
You're giving, means to me,
It gives me back the strength I've lost,
And all my dignity.

You take a stand on my behalf,
For that is what friends do.
And know that what you do is right,
For I believe it too.

So one last time, I breathe your scent,
And through your hand I feel,
The courage that's within you,
To now grant me this appeal.

Cut the leash that holds me here,
Dear friend, and let me run,
Once more a strong and steady dog,
My pain and struggle done.

And don't despair my passing,
For I won't be far away,
Forever here, within your heart,
And memory I'll stay.

I'll be there watching over you,
Your ever faithful friend,
And in your memories I'll run,
...a young dog once again.

12 said...

You both are in my heart.I can't put into words how wonderful Josey was. I am blessed to have known her and have her in my life. She will sadly be missed.


Anonymous said...

Rusty, So sorry to hear about Josie. I know how hard it is, trust me. Please know Brandon and I are thinking of you every day. She was such a good girl and I know you'll miss her. Hang in there.


jane augenstein said...

So very sorry for your loss.
What a beautiful dog; she will be in your heart always.