Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Border Collies don't go to Heaven, they just herd in Another's pasture for a time.

Half of my heart has left me today,

"It's for the best" won't make the ache go away.

It's useless to say you're at rest, this I know,

You don't know anything other than "go",

Somewhere in a pasture you've cornered a Ram,

Or you're herding a foal back to its dam,

And make sure that the cats stay out of the yard,

For you work is fun, doing nothing is hard.

Your hearing and sight will again be restored.

You'll no longer sigh to show us you're bored.

Along the way you'll find you a boy,

Who will chase you and pet you and throw you a toy.

Ginger will be there, waiting for you,

Stormy, Bandit, and Tasha-Bear, too.

And once I arrive and reunite with my Pack,

We'll grab all the toys, and find our way back,

And go 'round again on this earthly plane,

Young and vibrant as pups, free of old age and pain.

And together the World to our will we'll make bend,

My buddy, my partner, my Cowboy, my friend.

Brown Dirt Cowboy

2/12/1996 -∞- 3/2/2010

I love you, buddy.
You'll always be in charge.


me said...

That's lovely.
Here's to Cowboy.

Unknown said...

We Just lost our old dog Fido so I know how you feel and my thoughts go with you.

Our Border is just coming up to 6 and I do not see him ever slowing down from herding the goats to herding the horses to shadow chasing , they love to work .

Great Poem and post


Callie said...

Aaawwwww.........so sorry! Border Collies are extra special, we have one or should I say, he has us.....

michelleblackler said...

So beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

The Merry said...

Damn. Cowboy was only a year older than Tanji. My sympathies.

McB said...


Once Upon an Equine said...

Oh, tears in my eyes; that's a sweet poem. I'm sorry.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, hon.

Texanne said...

Tears. Great poem. Hope Sammy, Mr SD, & The Kid are coping. You, too.

Anonymous said...

you know i don't comment on these things...but damn, beautiful poem you put it all in words.

Scope Dope Cherrybomb said...

Gave me shivers and made me cry. Such a beautiful testament to your Cowboy. Hugs.

phaedra96 said...

It is so hard to say good-bye to a good friend. The best accolade any dog could have "He was a good dog".