You were taken from me so quickly. Ripped away without warning. I wasn't ready and neither were you. I'm left feeling empty and angry. Was there something needed that I did not do? We had plans you and I, not grand ones you see, but just to sit with one another, I read a book and you snuggle on me. Long walks come rain or shine. I'd give anything to have you in these arms of mine. Just one more day. I thought I had you until your muzzle turned grey. I thought I had you until I could barely walk and you barely bark, but now I am left, with nothing, nothing but dark. I miss your big brown eyes and your soft little nose, the little soft curly hairs at the base of your tail, I especially miss those. I long so much to hold you again, it hurts so much to need you, my little friend. Though I will never fear the kiss of death again! For I know it is you who will greet me when I meet my end.