Ayla~Tricolor English Cocker Spaniel~2004-2014

Ayla

Tri-color English Cocker Spaniel

2004-2014

I liked to look into her pretty face.

Her long black ears hung down like a little girl’s

Ponytails. When she looked back at me, her eyes

Took on a certain mischief, as if she always thought

I was joking. She’d suddenly crouch and bark a dare

To play tag, confident she’d be faster. She loved to lick

Faces (and bare feet). But I didn’t love having my face

Licked, like John did, and she knew it.

So, special for me, Ayla would wrinkle up her nose and,

Eyes shining mischief, lick the air just in front of my nose,

And make me laugh.

Good Night, Ayla. We thank God for having known you.
Copyright  2014~Deanna Harrington Christiansen

  2 comments for “Ayla~Tricolor English Cocker Spaniel~2004-2014

  1. SANDY GARMAN
    January 14, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    DOGS ARE GOD’S GIFT TO US TO REMIND US DAILY OF WHAT UNCONDITIONAL LOVE IS. I LOST MY LITTLE SCHNAUZER, JOCK, MANY YEARS AGO AND MISS THAT LITTLE BUNDLE OF LOVE AND FUN TO THIS DAY.

  2. Cherie Prather
    January 11, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    The pain of losing a beloved pet is a pain like no other. When we lost our sweet cat Snowy several years back, it was such a deep sadness that brought many, uncontrollable tears. No matter what anyone says, I think we will see our animals in heaven….

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