A Tender Parting

Toby waited  

for my son to come,

then, knowing I was

 in good hands, 

he gave his tail a gentle swish 

and left for his final journey.

He will be deeply missed.


This entry was posted in poetry.

5 comments on “A Tender Parting

  1. I know how you feel, dear Joan. Feel my hand on your shoulder at this moment. Love!


  2. Joan says:

    Thank you for your kind words, Margie. Our dogs really are a part of us. Toby wove himself so deeply into our lives and into the lives of others in the community – even the UPS man. He was one of a kind.


  3. BHW says:

    I am so sorry about Toby Joan. He chose you that day on Route 6 and made you stop. He was one lucky dog and my heart aches for you. Luna and I are holding you in our hearts and are sending lots of love. I miss seeing you and all our other wise women friends and look forward to the day we can give each other real hugs. In the meantime, I am sending you a huge virtual hug and Luna sends some sweet, gentle kisses.


  4. Margaret Nea says:

    My heart is aching for you and your family, my dear Joan. These are tender memories of your beloved Toby. I have a sweet image in my mind of you and your family looking at photos of times together.

    Our dogs are part of us and represent so many milestones in our lives. I am sending love and healing thoughts to you.

    Dearest love, Margie

    Sent from my iPhone


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