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 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.
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.
Thank you my partner
©BarTendersBluesWolf~*~March 9, 2006
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.
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.
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
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.
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.