Collies, My First Love
Was it really so long ago
In footed pajamas I'd wait
For my favorite TV show
And that Collie to jump the gate?
When a little brown toy Lassie
Made kidnergarten okay,
And watched faithfully over me
In bed at the end of the day...
It was just yesterday, I'm sure
That I first met Sunnybank Lad,
And fell into Grey Dawn's allure
On The Place that The Master had.
My first Collie Puppy ever
Lives inside my heart still today,
Gently nudging me whenever
A new Collie pup comes my way.
The Collie who grew up with me
Taught me all I needed to know
About patience, and loyalty,
And when to let love overflow.
And every Collie that I've known
In so many ways is still here.
My love for them has only grown
With each passing day, month, and year.
The Collie Hug; that Collie Play;
A Collie nose under my arm;
A Collie kissing tears away
Is just a small part of their charm.
An uncanny deepness of soul,
A breathtaking beauty to see,
The sweet gentle nature they hold
Endears every Collie to me.
So when I look in the faces
Of the Collies with me today,
We're all part of times and places
That aren't really so far away.
So many things life does bestow;
So many kinds of love go by,
But Collies, My First Love, I know
Will be with me until I die.....