I lie here so quiet with my head on my paw
Both eyes are open as I watch the door.
Remembering the years that have quickly gone by
The bond of affection between us a tie.
The days long ago when I was so small
I had your affection, to me that was all.
My body grew stronger, I grew day by day
On warm summer evenings I so loved to play.
I’d jump in the air for the ball that you’d toss
And when I was naughty you could not stay cross.
My coat was so shiny, my body so strong
My pleasure was being with you all day long.
But now I am older, my muzzle is grey
I sometimes don’t hear the words that you say.
So I take it easy now I’m not so young
In my mind I relive all the things we have done.
But though I am old, now of this I am sure
My day is complete when you walk through the door.
And I know this old dog, you’ll never forsake
For the bond that’s between us no-one can break.