Simba, Beloved Golden Retriever
by Richard A. Martinez
(La Verne, CA USA)
I never thought the day would come. I enjoyed and loved the 14 years we had together. You were my best friend from thick to thin, you were there by my side. You loved me no matter the time... you my friend, you followed me wherever I went. We were inseparable.
I thought, I hoped, I wished forever. The time had come when you were ill and suffering. I was too, suffering in my heart to see you in pain. I was there when I brought you home as a pup and I was there when you passed on.
I will never forget you my friend. Thank you for the great memories. I miss you terribly. I will see you again my friend.