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He's a 14 year old lab.  I shuffle, he sniffs.  Ain't love grand?

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The limp is more pronounced on days like these,
cold rain and chilling breeze.  The hitch in his giddy-up
causing his head to angle slightly, correcting for the
sway.  His eyes seem a bit less bright yet still alert
while the tail, that ever enthusiastic metronome of
friendship, wags, and waits.  So we walk a little slower,
a little less far, sharing the tempo of age and a
love that knows no desire to walk alone.



2013

submitted to – Beloved Pets – Poetry Contest
sponsor – Francine Roberts

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 7/15/2015 1:48:00 AM
John, Congrats on your win. Always & Forever ~LINDA~
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Date: 7/14/2015 11:23:00 PM
John, congratulations on your awesome beloved pet winning poem. **SKAT**
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Date: 7/14/2015 10:11:00 AM
A wonderful lovely tribute to your loving companion. Congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
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Date: 7/14/2015 8:08:00 AM
He has very loving caretakers. Loved this. Totally, understand, as we just lost our doggy of 18yrs and can relate to this.
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Date: 7/14/2015 3:16:00 AM
Labradors are prone to that limp as they get older, John. My pal Derek's Labrador Jess doesn't so much chase after a ball as bark at it and order it to come back. A touching little poem of a long held bond. A fave and a #7. Congratulations. Regards, Viv
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Date: 7/14/2015 1:50:00 AM
lovely entry, congrats on your honorable mention in the contest
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