MY PAL TOBY
You came into my life as a rescued stray,
And the first thing you did was to run away!!
You were only young then – not much more than a pup,
There was never a chance I would give you up.
You soon became settled, never wanting away,
You came to love your new home, and were happy to stay.
“Toby Flower” was the name my daughter gave to you,
(It was true love-at-first-sight between you two!)
13 short years, always with me, always near,
With those lovely big ears and brown eyes so sincere.
Your tail always wagged – wanting to be everyone’s friend,
And I never wanted our friendship to end.
Jessie the cat thought the world of you too,
Now you have gone she is so missing you
It was cancer that took you – such a cruel, cruel blow.
You fought it so hard – didn’t want to go.
And so the sad day came, when your tail became still.
My dearest pal Toby – always loved you, ALWAYS WILL.
Sleep tight pup,
All my love,