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.....

Terry Thistlethwaite
(Copyright Chekia)
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