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Oh Lordy Lawry

Oh boy I can’t do this
I look at your sad sorry eyes
I see you’re not well
No more do you run to greet me
You saunter/struggle
You look up at me
Brush your fur coat against me
Please boy for me
Please try to eat something
Here try a treat
Fetch a toy
Lay down by my side then
Have some water – good boy
Oh Lordy Lawry

Oh Lordy Lawry
The vet said we have
To think of your dignity
They can’t help you right now
He told me to look at
How you hold your head high
How you are so very loyal to me
How you don’t even whimper
With your pain and discomfort
But how you struggle to eat
How you are losing your abilities
To control your toileting needs
You look to us with help me eyes
Oh Lordy Lawry

Oh Lordy Lawry
This is the hardest decision
The saddest day to face
Your meal sits there again
Uneaten undesired
You’re becoming so thin
It saddens me
I want to help you
Mum and dad have told me more
There’s a shadow in your stomach
You’re tired weak and old
I don’t like to hear and see this
I want to remember you
Oh Lordy Lawry

Oh Lordy Lawry
I see you running through the fields
Fetching your ball I’ve thrown
Playing together
Bringing sticks
And you fetching the post each day
I know what has to be done
You’re struggling and can’t tell me
But your coat is dull
Your legs wobbily
You’re a king boy
Grand you are
Sit with me just one more time
Oh Lordy Lawry

Oh Lordy Lawry
I shed so many tears for you today
Dad buried you in your special shady spot
Where you’d lay by the pond
At the bottom of the garden
Watching the fish swim round
It’s peaceful there
And I can sit a while
By your side on the bench
I’m sorry you were in so much pain
But you’ll sleep now
Just as you’ve slept
So many times here before
Oh Lawry my pal my boy

Oh Lordy Lawry


Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom

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R.I.P. Lawry, finally lay his head to rest 31st August 2006; a beautiful faithful friend. Sadly missed by us all, Lawry was a beautiful English Springer Spaniel that we took on from a rescue centre in a small village called Lawrenny – hence his name.

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