Someone just whispered in my ear words I don't yet understand.
The gentle voice was from the one who holds me in their hand.
She said hello there little one welcome to your new life on earth.
Someone who needs you very much has been waiting for your birth.

She said you will be a very special dog just because you are you.
There will be something very important in this life for you to do.
Someone will count on you for every step they take.
So you must grow strong sweet little one there are wonderous things ahead make no mistake.

I am so much bigger now then I was before.
And still wondering about what life has in store.
They said I must leave my Mom and all the other pups today.
      . There is someone waiting to take me home where for a while I will stay.

I sure hope it will be a happy place cause I will miss my Mom.
I hope I will do OK in the months to come.
I still remember the first words I heard about how special my life would be.
And I sure hope no one will ever be disappointed in little me.

Just look at me and you will see just how much I have grown.
I spent a year with people who took such good care of me but I was only on loan.
They were so sad when I had to leave and I was sad to go.
But they told me my new life was going to start and very soon I would know.

The meaning of those first words I heard about my special life on earth.
And soon I would meet the one who had been waiting for my birth.
The work is hard and sometimes I make mistakes but I will do my very best.
The trainers tell me they have no doubt that I will pass the final test.

Well time flew by and they were right I passed my final test.
I hate to brag but you know I did much better then all the rest.
I finally met the one who had been waiting for me to come.
She loves me so very much that she wrote for me this poem.

Eyes of my soul of my heart
Together we are a team bonded by love
Each needing the other to be whole
Each step I take you are there
to guide me and keep me from harm
Life has been so enriched by our trust
You do so much and only ask for love
For a gentle word of praise
I go out into the world
And you brighten it
You bring me past dangers to safty
A team we know each other's heart beat
Nothing can stop us from being one
A bond so strong, a bond so brave
My eyes, my heart, my golden friend
Forever and always together
Walking down the path of life
I feel your silky fur and know love

Thank you my partner

©BarTendersBluesWolf~*~March 9, 2006

This is me at home with some of my toys what a great life it is for me.
I get to help the one I love so much cause it's hard for her to see.
Now I know what those words meant, the ones whispered in my ear.
My special thing I do so well for the one who holds me near

We travel along many paths and go most everywhere.
Our hearts beat as one and I know her every care.
Sometimes she doesn't even have to tell me what to do I can feel it in her hands.
It's just a feeling between the two of us that noone else understands.

But when I am not working I get to be just a dog is what she says to me.
To play with all my toys and sleep and snif and just be plain old me.
But when we go outside and I have my harness on I am her eyes you see.
And it's so hard to resist but people need to know they should not bother me.

I must keep my mind on my work I am a special dog with so much responsibility is true..
They were so right the ones who said my life would be filled with wonderous things to do.
I wonder why God chose me for such an important task.
But I just go on faithfully and never even ask.

My thoughts sometimes drift to the one Mom talks about so often and sometimes that makes her cry
She said he is the first one who gave her freedom and gave her the courage to try.
He was her soulmate she tells me and has never left her side even tho I am now there.
She said if I listen closely he will help me because he will always care.

When I lay in front of the fireplace where she said he used to sleep.
I can feel him all around me and it makes me feel so special that I am in his heart to keep.
He shows me daily how to be what our Mom needs me to be and how to keep her safe as we travel he hleps me to always know.
But it makes me sad when I see the pictures of how sick he was when Mom had to let him go.

Mom said it broke her heart to let him go but she could not make him stay.
Just because she needed him so she sent him on his way.
She said she held him in her arms and whispered she loved him and cried..
And knew he would send one like me to walk always by her side.

So with pride that my brother picked me to be the one to help her see.
I will do my very best to be the one he knew I could be.
And one day when it is my time to join him far away.
I know she will cry and her heart will break but she will love me enough not to make me stay.

Each night as close my eyes to sleep I pray for many things from above.
The first and most important is that there will always be love.
For that is all I ever ask for all the things I do.
I will always be faithful to you my friend and never abandon you.

A word of praise a gentle touch just to let me see.
That I did everything just right that you expect of me.
Nourishment to keep me strong that I might work for you.
A safe warm place to rest my head when the day is through

I pray that I may do the job that I was ment to do.
And guide you safely through each day for my heart is always true.
That you will always be proud of me and always be my friend.
And that each night finds us together at our journeys end.

As days go by and time marches on and my body will grow old and weak.
I pray you hear what is in my heart even tho I can not speak.
Please let me go with dignity and know I wish I could stay.
For dignity is what I gave to you as we walked along lifes way.

And know that forever and one day more I will guide you from above.
And never will I abandon you my heart will always love.
For the love you gave me all my life I thank you my dear friend.
And one day you will come to me our love will never end.

© Kathy Hayes aka AurichWolf aka Katie~~March 17 2006


This Prayer and page is dedicated to Aurich, a golden retriever and my first guide dog
Who came into my life on March 17 1993 and ran on ahead to wait for me on Dec 23 2004
And to Ollie, a golden retriever my new guide dog who came into my life on January 17 2005


It must have been cold there in my shadow,
to never have sunlight on your face.
You were content to let me shine, that's your way,
you always walked a step behind.

So I was the one with all the glory
, while you were the one with all the strength.
A beautiful face without a name -- for so long,
a beautiful smile to hide the pain.

CHORUS: Did you ever know that you're my hero,
and ev'rything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

It might have appeared to go unnoticed,
but I've got it all here in my heart.
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it,
I would be nothing with out you.


Fly, fly, fly away,
you let me fly so high.
Oh, fly, fly,
so high against the sky, so high I almost touch the sky.
Thank you, thank you, thank God for you,
the wind beneath my wings.

Music~"The Wind Beneath My Wings"~


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