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My Six Heroes

MacGregor was our first pet dog a cairn terrier, a little bundle of fun being adopted I found home strange my pal MacGregor with me love to run Also in my upbringing growing up had two lovable cats Jinky and Smokey lay on my bed bringing comfort many a night felt safe with real support Then Glen came along full of pace this Collie dog loved to run for stick I was kept fit keeping up with Glen but his life left me far too quick A ginger coloured cat next came to our household which made bright Sandy by name with full of mischief once went to no return at night My very favourite was a black labrador Cora by name, so clever and strong could hear our car a full mile away so affectionate and loving it did belong There you have my six heroes all were special in their own way from them learned many a lesson never forgotten even to this day (Looking back on my childhood and adolescent days on the animals we had and their effect upon my life.)

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Date: 12/21/2021 2:30:00 PM
Gordon I enjoyed the story about your dogs and cats. I call mine fur babies as they all have personalities as children They love you unconditional. Thanks for Sharing. Blessings ~ Debra
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Gordon McConnell
Date: 12/21/2021 4:48:00 PM
Thanks Debra, Glad you enjoyed this piece and found it a reminder how like children our furry friends are. Blessings always,Gordon
Date: 5/8/2020 4:06:00 PM
Original. Pets can invoke special memories, well penned, glad you kept the poem simple and gave them all equal space and used same style throughout. I have learned to resist temptation to make my poems too flowery or too dramatic for most part. You got length for this particular poem spot on. Best regards David in NZ
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Date: 5/8/2020 4:10:00 PM
Thanks David, Glad you enjoyed my piece and also for your constructive words too. Trust you're well, keep safe in these difficult days, regards from Scotland, Gordon
Date: 10/13/2019 11:07:00 AM
Hi Gordon, I truly ADORE your poem. I have loved all our pets but one totally stole my heart - her name was Coco - I have written a poem about her 'Hello and Goodbye Coco' if you would like to read, I think you will enjoy it, but it is sad. Hugs and blessings, Jennifer.
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Date: 10/13/2019 10:59:00 AM
Hi Gordon, I posted a comment to which you answered but I thought that it didn't validate so I wrote another comment and carelessly deleted my previous one! Hugs Jennifer.
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Date: 10/13/2019 11:03:00 AM
Thanks Jennifer, I do heartedly agree with your sentiments. Thanks for your kind words about this piece, hope things well with you, it's rather wet over here. Hugs and blessings, Gordon
Date: 10/12/2019 10:05:00 PM
I love, love, love my pets I've had over the years and your poem is such a wonderful memorial dedication to them. I know you loved them. They are family. God bless you with much love and many prayers, Gina
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Date: 10/13/2019 2:54:00 AM
Thanks Regina, Glad you enjoyed it and share in my love for our own pets. Have a blessed weekend, Gordon
Date: 10/12/2019 5:34:00 PM
One of my faults was not returning home to see our dog more often after I moved out. Wonderful poem my friend.
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Date: 10/12/2019 6:37:00 PM
Thanks David, glad you enjoyed it, have a great day,Gordon