I lost a treasured friend today,
The little dog who used to lay
Her gentle head upon my knee
And share her silent thoughts with me.
She'll come no longer to my call,
Retrieve no more her favorite ball.
A voice far greater than my own
Has called her to His golden throne.
And though my eyes are filled with
I thank Him for the happy years
He let her spend down here with me
And for her love and loyalty.