Muddy Paws: A Collection of Poems for Dog Lovers

Muddy Paws: A Collection of Poems for Dog Lovers

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Muddy Paws is available as an ebook.

From the heartache of losing a beloved friend to the plight of the rescue dog and all the fun of owning a new puppy.

“Some Will Make You Laugh, Some Will Make You Cry”


This poem is dedicated to my dog Alfie, who sadly passed away in April, it’s included in Muddy Paws the ebook.I hope the poem will be comforting to anyone who has sadly lost their dog. The pain of bereavement is incredibly raw but with time the pain reduces and you get to remember the happy times. I wrote this poem very soon after we lost Alfie and it inspired me to write this blog.

I hope you like it :


Goodbye, my friend, the time has come

To hang up your collar, your work here is done

The kindest soul, the warmest heart

The sweetest dog to ever depart

Your little soul mate looks so sad

She’ll never forget the love you had

That tiny puppy you taught to play

She’d nip your tail, then run away

When days were dark, with sadness and pain

You gave me a reason to rise again

And now, too soon, it’s come to an end

And your work is needed in heaven, my friend

They need an angel to stand at the gate

to welcome the others, who’d wait and wait

for their family to join them, so alone and so sad

You’ll comfort their sorrow

and soothe the pain that they had.

So, for now, I bid you goodbye

My angel in heaven, a new star in the sky.

                                                                               Kate Hanford.


The book also features poems about the excitement of welcoming a new puppy, the different breeds of dog, and the plight of the homeless.

Thank you for reading,


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