There’s something missing in my home

I feel it day and night

I know it will take time and strength

Before things feel quite right

But just for now I need to mourn

My heart – it needs to mend

Though some will say it’s “just a pet”

I know I’ve lost a friend

You’ve brought such laughter to my home

And richness to my days

A constant friend through joy or loss

With gentle, loving ways

Companion, pal, and confidante

A friend I won’t forget

You’ll live for always in my heart

My sweet, forever pet….