This poem was published in December, 2018. The two dogs were part of a family for many years, and their passing just weeks apart made for a difficult time to deal with. I was blessed to know this loving duo, and this poem was written as a tribute to them.
Scooter and Sydney become life-long best friends
A collie and a beagle loving each other to the end
Scooter is a handsome male, steady as he goes
Sydney is a beautiful female, smiling with a glow
Scooter stands steady and reliable as anyone can see
Sydney fills time with energy and spirit like a busy bee
Scooter enjoys taking long naps by a window in the sun
Sydney would rather discover a backyard path for fun
Scooter shows off a well-mannered and warm deposition
Sydney’s sneaky behavior may put her in a bad position
Scooter savors his food ever so slowly—never in a hurry!
Sydney devours hers ever so quickly—always in a flurry!
Scooter never becomes too excited on any given day
Sydney feels hyper and animated with plenty of play
Scooter manages to keep his life always quiet and neat
Sydney steals Scooter’s food—being so sly and sweet!
Both dogs make each other’s life first-class and real
Each leaves many memories filled with extra appeal