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Tramp

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Tramp

Mom and Dad rescued him when he was only two.
I was three, and he was bigger than me.
I'd brush his shaggy hair
and he would just stand there
and wait patiently until I was done,
then shake and he'd look like he had before I'd begun,
because of that we called him Tramp.

He was a big fur ball with clumsy feet,
and he was never ever neat,
except for being the neatest dog ever.
Does that make any sense, I don't know ...
Well I grew and was finally bigger than he,
But it sort of never felt that way to me.

There's something about a boy and his dog
That even best friends can never replace,
Especially that happy, shaggy face.
One day I came home from school
And Mom said he had died.
I went off on my own and cried.
To me he was always bigger than me
-- Always will be...

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  1. Date: 9/23/2014 2:08:00 PM
    Such a beautiful story that many of us can relate so well to. My heart was warmed as I read of the beautiful relationship then saddened with the knowledge of the hurt you felt. Congratulations on this wonderfully written story Craig.

  1. Date: 9/23/2014 9:53:00 AM
    Congrats on your win...I read them all, but this had a special place in my heart...there is nothing like a boy and his dog, In 1959 my brother had a collie named Penny and she went every morning as he walked on his paper route with him. He bought his first care with that money. He loved that dog!

  1. Date: 9/23/2014 9:47:00 AM
    I just had a moment with my brother, recalling the first dog our family adopted, and how he died the week after we moved to a country home.......and the sound of my brother sobbing in the other room, was one of the first horrible moments of grief I had ever experienced. There is nothing in the world as sweet as the relationship of boy and his dog. :)

  1. Date: 9/22/2014 11:58:00 PM
    we never get over that one special childhood pet do we, congrats Craig on your win in PD's contest

  1. Date: 9/22/2014 9:31:00 PM
    Craig, Congratulations, :) enjoy your win, and stop by my latest blog "We Will Never Know" if you have time, or if you'd like. Always & Forever ~LINDA~

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 12:53:00 AM
    A very beautiful dedication. Its terrible isn't it, to lose that way? I have had dogs all my life and it hurts like hell to lose them.

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 3:43:00 PM
    This gem.made me cry..I had a dog which we.found as a puppy in the street.She was family to me..She died after eleven.yrs and i can understand the feelimg.I do believe pets are important in our lives especially during childhood..And what is better than tramp the dog?Heartfelt verses Craig

  1. Date: 7/12/2013 9:46:00 PM
    CRAIG, ~CONGRATULATIONS~ a fine winning poem in the "Little Lad and big Dog" contest by: Seren.... entertaining work... LINDA

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
    Little boys and dogs make great pals. Congrats on your win, Craig! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 12:52:00 PM
    Congrats on your win, my friend. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 8:35:00 PM
    We morn the loss of our pets as though they are part of the family and, they are...love the last endearing verse ...very special :)

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 8:19:00 PM
    Congrats to you and Tramp..great poem . BG

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 8:01:00 PM
    Congrats and thank you for your entry ...Seren

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 2:26:00 PM
    I only had 1 dog Babe and we lost him when my parents divorced, just another loss [the house, our Dad, friends, schools] among the pain. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 12:06:00 PM
    What a lovely tribute to a much loved friend from childhood.

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 1:55:00 PM
    You have captured the essence of that "man's best friend" relationship so well here, Craig. Truly a bittersweet read. Great job!

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 2:39:00 PM
    very touching and heartfelt - i enjoyed it!

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 9:58:00 AM
    Sad, but depicts 'A mans best friend' perfectly. Cute write on an obviously much loved pet. They say a good test of human character is their love for animals-- you passed :)