Remembering Archie

Brown, barking, bundle of fur
wiggled your way into my heart.
Spinning, whirling, four paws off the ground
greet me, feed me, it's breakfast time.
Butt up, front paws slap down,
goofy tail wagging in the air.
Sit, stay,
drool, eat.
Joy to repeat and eat and eat.

Couch potato curled, then sprawled long
sleeping, dreaming, a twitch and a snore.
Soaking up sunshine, dirt baths galore,
rolling and wriggling, then repeat
Sit, stay,
drool, eat.
Feed me, it's dinner time.

Walking together without leash or command,
trotting along by my side.
My steadfast friend, though a terror to some,
having past terror to be overcome.

Softest ears,
beautiful eyes,
panting doggie grin

suddenly gone.

An empty space left on the sofa,
a hole left in my heart.

copyright ©2015 Terry boswell

It never fails to amaze me how attached I become to the four-legged-furry-loves in my life.

13 thoughts on “Remembering Archie

    1. Thank you Joanne. I was supposed to teach a yoga class the next morning, but burst into tears feeding the other animals breakfast and had to cancel.
      Since then we have adopted another rescue pup, 1 1/2 years old. I love him to bits already, but even so, I still miss Archie. They certainly do leave a mark!

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  1. I’m so sorry about Archie! I’ve lost furkids of my own and it’s not easy … our furry friends love us with a purity that doesn’t wane and can’t be faked. Hopefully Archie is playing with my furkids over the Rainbow Bridge. ♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you Tina. Yes, the like button can be a funny thing, but I think if there’s anything likable in a post it’s OK to hit the like button… somehow the intent gets through. 🙂


  2. Thank you Terri. After a couple of weeks we adopted another rescue pup, 1 1/2 years old, so we have a new little guy in the house now. I adore him already, but even so, I still miss Archie. A beloved four-legged-furry can never be replaced, but it always feels right to give another one a good home. ❤


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