By Dione Warwick

Everyday I expect to see you looking through the glass
in the kitchen door, waiting to say hello, or to feel you put your head
between my knees waiting for a stroke. didn't really think I would
lose you I thought that if I prayed hard enough and nursed you long
enough that we could beat the awful cancer, but it wasn't to be,
and I had to release you from the awful pain you were in,
had to be strong enough to let you go.But you are always here
with me, in my heart, apart from the piece you
took with you. I can see you now running and playing in the lush
green grass at rainbow bridge, making new friends and playing
with Suki and King. Please wait for me Alph, because in the
blink of an eye I will be there with all of you.I am sending you
tisses and hugs, please give some to suki and King for me.
I love you forever and a day, and more and I tell you
I love you everyday, I hope you can hear me.
You are forever here with me.
I love you honka hom.

My darling Alfie, my honka hom, you bounced into my life in
september 2003, an 8 week old bundle of mischief. You
tormented poor suki and barked, messed, chewed and
cried your way in to my heart. I can't believe it is 4 1/2
years ago, i look at your baby photos and it feels like
yesterday. You loved everything about life, meeting
new people going new places, going camping and making
new doggy friends.When we went camping, you had to
have the passenger seat by your dad, or you would sulk
and I was relegated to the back. Max was your camping
buddy and you spent many a happy hour running up and
down the beach and playing in the sea at blackrock sands,
and then enjoying bbq leftovers.

Ben and titan were your friends next door and you had a fine
old time running up and down the garden, and your favourite
trick was to hide in the pampas grass and jump out on titan
as he ran past, it was so funny. When you big sister suki
died you were such a comfort to me, even though you were
hurting yourself and when Scamp and coco came along you
were so gentle with them because they were so small, you
loved them so much and they miss you so. My heartaches
for you everyday, I can't believe you are gone, the
'Alfiness' has gone from our home and our lives.

Footprints in the sand.

You walked with me
Footprints in the sand
And helped me understand
Where I'm going

You walked with me
When I was all alone
With so much unknown
Along the way

And just when I
I thought I'd lost my way
You gave me strength to carry on
That's when I heard you say

I promise you
I'm always there
When your heart is filled with sorrow And despair

And I'll carry you
When you need a friend
You'll find my footprints in the sand

When I'm weary
Well I know you'll be there
Cause I can feel you
When you say

I promise you
I'm always there
When your heart is filled with sadness and despair
Oh, I'll carry you
When you need a friend
You'll find my footprints in the sand.
Author Unknown

The Last Battle

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this -- the last battle -- can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close -- we two -- these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.
Author Unknown

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