They are all still with me.
No matter the number of years since they came and left.
Some were more human than animal
Others more their animal nature
Cats, Dogs, Birds, Guinea Pigs, Monkeys, Rabbits, & Horses & Cows
From small to large, they were themselves, allso protectors and friends.
If lost they were found, if young - cared for, if hurt - healed.
Some came and stayed until they died. Others came and were loved by others.
But no matter their circumstances, No matter if they lived or died.
They may be gone, but they are never truly gone.
I close my eyes and see them all starting from my childhood to now.
They may not have all loved me but they all came to me to be mine.
Today I had one leave me. She was mine by proxy alone.
But I loved her though she would have been anotherís.
Life had a hand in making her part of my family.
She knew all my others during her time with me and mine.
Today I placed her in the ground next to, and with, two others.
Those whom she may have known, if life had been a bit different.
Today I asked a favorite to watch over and care for her.
I believe their souls still are and that they never, ever leave me.
She has a piece of my heart that is with her. I have a piece of hers.
She and they may all be gone. But they are always here with me.
Patricia C Dailey © July 22, 2020 - Wednesday, 11:45am Lakehills, TX
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