Pineywoods' Shur Shot Copper

by Wayne
(Conroe, Texas)

Pineywoods' Shur Shot Copper

Pineywoods' Shur Shot Copper

Born in July, to us
he came in September.
A copper colored ball of love,
a new family member.

Named Copper for his color
he was a good and gentle soul.
He learned his manners well,
and pleasing was his goal.

He had a little white star
on the brow of his head.
An intelligence mark I think,
and with that, enough said.

From the start he showed himself,
a retrieving star and go getter.
He loved to fetch the ball,
the more you played, the better.

Not much of a hunter,
he never warmed to the task.
But a happy companion on a walk,
for more you couldn't ask.

When he needed your affection,
a gentle nudge to let you know.
Happy for a pet and your love,
he'd shine with that Golden glow.

When he missed you and you came,
he'd give that little prance.
Happily bouncing his front feet,
it was his happy dog dance.

He got some silly names,
"Coppie and Hooty Cop," just a few.
But however he was addressed,
Love and affection Copper knew.

In his eyes you could see,
his desire to please and love.
He had a way of making me smile
and feel as if blessed from above.

He'd follow me around,
like my shadow, a pleasing friend.
A warm, loving and trusting soul,
he was faithful to the end.

Suddenly and tragically he's gone,
and my heart is filled with pain.
I'll miss that silly Golden dog,
I'll always miss my Copper Wayne.

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