"RUFFITWOOD DANCING SPRING"
Affectionately known as..
12 March 2000 - 24 May 2010
HEART-DOG’S-CROSSING by Caryl Moll.
Ship passes in the night
touching dreams. “Behold the Light!”
Stops only a little while
to take aboard a Golden smile.
Sails waft in gentle breeze
waits the dog to be at ease.
Boards the ship, the sun descending,
to greater mission perhaps pending.
Sniffing salty air of preservation,
drops to deck to take his station.
Captain smiles, “Dog’s day is done!"
"But come, my boy, to another one!”
I feel the weight of a leaded heart
to say farewell, for now we part.
Seagulls cry, “Oh! What a glow!
His brilliant light, don’t we know!”
In the distance, ears alert,
his eye focussed, away from hurt
to a bridge, to be sailed across,
a rainbow to behold, NOT a loss!
Barks say “Enter!” Up he stands.
Sounds of welcome from distant lands.
The sea sends back his gentle soul
to touch my heart, to make me whole.
I said goodbye to my dearest companion at 10.25 this morning.
"Fly free my darling Max!"
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA