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Tina My Little Terrier

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Tina My Little Terrier

You were such a tiny little puppy when

we got you, only 6 weeks old.

Training you was so easy and fun

to do, what a heart you had little girl.

When you were full grown you were

not much bigger than when we got you.

Sleeping by my wife Judy was your

favorite pass time, even when she

went out of town, you would lie

as close to where she would normally

be.  Chasing cats you really lived to

do that.  You never even came close

to catching one, until one day,

this cat stoppped as i ran across the

street to get you, and almost being hit

by a car.

As i reached you and the cat, with

a swap of its paw catching you right

on your nose, drawing a little blood,

after that you were the one to stop

before even reaching the cat, you knew

better to come close.  Your love for

everyone was a thing to see my little girl.

One day came that I didn't think

would come, we gave you to a friend

which broke my heart, but knowing

you were going to a good home.

My family was moving to Denver,

and they would not allow dogs

in the apartment, so we had no

choice, the day the lady came

for your I watched as the car

drove slowly down the alley

i saw the sad look on your face

that has never left me it is

buried in my heart and mind.

You were a great little dog

and I'm so sorry for giving you away.

Written 8-16-11

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  1. Date: 1/1/2013 12:32:00 PM
    James , making an appearance on the soup today. Only 2 wish you this coming year to be a glorious one in which rewards all your future poetry with success. I love the time I took out of the first day of the year. 1-1-2013* :-) Just to wish you the best of 2013. Take care my dear poet friend. Thank you for sharing the fine story..xox~pd

  1. Date: 9/21/2011 5:03:00 PM
    Loss of a pet - always touching. I've cried oceans of tears over lost kitties. Hope you will be coming back to the soup. Love, daver

  1. Date: 8/25/2011 2:48:00 PM
    thankxx James for your sweet comment.. we all appreciate your poetry on PS too.. and luv sharing our words ..please continue luv...

  1. Date: 8/20/2011 9:41:00 AM
    Release of that emotion here..I can feel the pain..I went off yesterday to an estate sale then grocery shopping and Princess was upset with me for being gone and not taking her..Those pets get into our lives and hearts just like a child..I am glad that I stopped by..Thanks for the comments and yes I got the poem that you were thanking those who have read and commented on your work and encouraged you to become all you can be when it comes to writing poetry...Sara

  1. Date: 8/19/2011 11:32:00 PM
    What a touching write James. I can feel your pain because as a girl my mom gave several of my dogs away. I never forgot it either and still hold it against her to this day. No reason. She just wanted a new puppy so she gave away my dog. I've never done that. Good write my friend. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 8/19/2011 11:32:00 AM
    Such a sad piece, my friend. I'm sure Tina was happy with her new owner, though

  1. Date: 8/18/2011 10:59:00 PM
    I know it must be like giving part of yourself away. This tugs at the heart.