Ode to Sir Robert Casey Jones
by Mark Henderson
(Memphis, TN, USA)
Sir Robert Casey Jones
April 12 , 2003 - April 21, 2011
Sir Robert Casey Jones was a mighty Chocolate Lab
With razor sharp puppy teeth and paws as big as silver dollars.
He asked nothing more of this world
but to run and run and eat.
Never liked a bath but stood tall when one would force its way,
his tail was like a whip so knickknacks could not stay.
He would roam the neighborhood like he owned it, which he did,
and would scare the daylights out of the meter reader though there was no threat.
Never would an evening sun set without a timely dinner call,
and Robert would lick the hand of the server as a special thank you, which could wet your soul with overwhelming joy.
One day Sir Robert could not run, could not eat, and lost his spark,
he sits at heaven's gate where the master pats his head and lets him know that he is happy to see him back home.
After all he was sent from heaven on loan.
Rest In Peace Sir Robert Casey Jones, our friend.
Service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery Sunday, May 22, 2011