An ode to my dogphew Gunner, who passed away earlier this week….
Six years ago, you entered our flow
And it was so fun watching you grow.
Since you were a puppy you loved wiggling your rear,
Under anything that was near.
You acted like you weren’t the size of a hog,
But I never minded you being my lap dog.
Dressing up was one of your favorite things,
Even though it was exhausting wearing wings.
The ever snuggly bed buddy always keeping me warm,
Trips to Iowa without you there will seem out of the norm.
While you adored swimming because of the action,
You truly loved chips with a passion.
When the twins came along, you were no longer the star of the show,
But you always kept a watchful eye over the babies constantly on-the-go.
As a big bro your patience grew…
You never missed a nighttime wind down,
Or the chance to be around our two little clowns.
We will miss you being the clean up crew
And your constant need to be in the middle of the hullabaloo.
We will miss your sweet face in the front window,
And how you were always around when we needed a hero.
When you suddenly were feeling blue, Prince B wanted to comfort you.
Seasons will change and life will move on but we’ll always carry you in our hearts like a lucky charm.
With your angel wings you’ll fly to a heavenly zoo…
But God your Auntie CBXB will miss the shit out of you.
Thanks for the six years that felt like a lifetime of fun.
Love you Gunsie.