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Saver On His Final Rest

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A poem written in memory of my most favourite dog-the smartest ever who passed away last Aug. 10, 2008

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Saver On His Final Rest

His body cringed and whined in a terrible anguish, Counted gasps of last breaths foreboding his hopeless waiting, His master whom he longed to see before his soul will finally be freed, Will no longer return and their memories in her mind may even fade. It was his second time that he had been caught by stranger’s fatal decoy, The crux of the matter was her absence, so who could save him once more? Happy were the days when he was with her…given foods, bones and toy, On his first food poisoning, he was revived by her - such a great joy! His halcyon days since puppyhood were wistful things to remember, So naughty he was… poop here- pee there but he was patiently cleaned by her; He closed his eyes on his baths to feel his body scrub and nail brushing, So tidy, yet he must stay off the house while she was in the office, working. He had encountered accidents many times as he roamed around, By his dog’s name, he was so resilient in his master’s care and love; To give back all the pet’s love and compassion, he closely guarded her, Going out at night, he didn’t care the many dogs that barked to hinder. He was a real smart dog, looked like a trained one by his master, He sent her to the bus station, then went back to fetch her after work; When time came that his master has to leave and work abroad, She was forced to leave him and he was entrusted to their landlord. Who could save him from danger and death for the second time? As his breaths slowly drenched, his hope crumbled in a quarter dime; No one could really replace the sympathy and care of a real master, No one could no longer save the life of a very dear smart dog, Saver. Giving a last kind gaze to his pseudomaster seated beside him, As if begging, “ Convey to my real master that I’ll forever be her loyal friend,” After lifting his right foreleg, he slowly laid it down back to the ground, Finally, on to his eternal rest from all sleepless nights in guarding his house.
November 19, 2013 10.15. pm ©2013by Leonora Galinta

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  1. Date: 12/4/2013 3:56:00 PM
    this is so tragic. as all the elegies for pets are. You were good to take this dog. I am sure he is waiting for you in heaven. I believe my dog waits for me!

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 2:41:00 PM
    An incredibly beautiful tribute. Dogs have a way of capturing our hearts and becoming part of our family or we their pack. Allan

  1. Date: 12/1/2013 8:19:00 AM
    You sure did it right Leonora. I am so sorry about Saver.

  1. Date: 11/28/2013 12:43:00 PM
    I love dogs to much like the way i hate cats alot sorry about your dog, my was stolen i spent a month uncomfortable till i bought a nice dude who is a puppy

  1. Date: 11/23/2013 8:32:00 PM
    a wonderful and great tribute for your dog great read thank you

  1. Date: 11/21/2013 4:28:00 PM
    Touching tribute to man's best friend. I never had a dog but I do miss my cat - Bilbo. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 11/21/2013 2:10:00 AM
    Awww, I'm now all misty-eyed and goose-bumpy. I haven't been touched by a poem so much in a long, long time. Beautiful, my young friend. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 10:10:00 PM
    I'm surely a dog and cat lover, but especially a dog lover! All they have to do is look at me with those loving eyes and I want them! We have a special dog right now named Levi, he's a tiny Yorkshire Terrier, beautiful, beautiful dog (at least in our eyes), so I know your love for your pet, it is huge and forever strong! Your heart is in the right place when you look at a dog like you did, you are a wonderful person Leonora! I just loved reading this very awesome poem this evening! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 8:11:00 PM
    Leonora..I too know the love and loss of a beloved pet..this is a lovely written story and tribute to your lost friend did a beautiful thing rescuing Saver...

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 4:38:00 PM
    Awe, Leonora heartfelt poem. Thank you for sharing your heart with us here at the soup. SKAT

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 11:27:00 AM
    Hey there my BFF.... I'm sad you are missing your dog. A pet, is like a baby human, who needs love just like us. I'm glad your heart spoke to you when you seen Saver for the first time. You rescued him, with your heart and love. This kind of reminds me of a story of "A DOG Named Hatchi" Your poem is heartfelt... Thank you for sharing, the love you still have for Saver, in your heart.... Love the name. He deserved the name after you saved him many times Very cute.. xox~ Linda your bff and sis PD

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 9:52:00 AM
    You have a wonderful heart, simply I say. Thanks for sharing. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 8:43:00 AM
    This is so powerful! Sorry for your loss.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2013 8:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I got so caught upon your poem I forgot to say thanks for choosing my poem for your zombie contest.
  1. Date: 11/20/2013 6:43:00 AM
    Leonora my friend - an amazing written story of a friendship that may not all can understand. - There are deep feelings between a pet and its owner - An animal can be very wise and understand more than we think - even if they do not have human language. . they speak to us with their body language. - Very nice to read Leonora, a touching story. - All the best to you my dear friend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/20/2013 5:35:00 AM
    Very touchy and emotional tribute to Saver, Leo