Cheerio was our faithful companion and friend
She was always close by us even till the end.
We loved her and cared for her every day
And she was happy and loving, that was her way
She gave us laughter, she gave us joy
When she was younger she gave us her toy.
We were not ready when it was time for her to go
She was a light in our life, we loved her so.
Life was not the same once she was gone
She was not here for us to call upon
We miss her paws clicking across the tile floor
She was no longer there to meet us at the door
We know now she is safe up above
We know also she is surrounded with love
She will never be gone 'cause she'll live in our hearts
It will seem a long time while we are apart
But some day in Heaven we will see her again
Where we all will meet as one - animal and men
She will run to greet us ears high, tail wagging
We too will run and never be lagging.
- by Judy Friesen-Wood