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His coat shines black, eyes glow bright,
Yet, in them deep impending night.

Not long before his lope was long,
His stride was firm, true and strong.

With great delight, he ran so free
Now content he rests near me.

Age creeps furtive into his bones,
Where is the pup I past have known?

Look down the road past gate and trees
Where you once chased the cats and geese...

I see you there you'll always be
Still young inside the heart of me.

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Copyright 1999 Lyn Richards
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Image used in the above applet scanned
from June 1998 issue of DogFancy

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Special Thanks to Lyn Richards
for allowing me to use her poetry.

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