Jokare's Shalom Von Oden
She protected our house she protected me.
Even off lead, she would stay so very close to me.
Not a foot off the curb would she go unless told.
So obedient and awesome so very beautiful and bold.
She was not sick at all when we left on a trip.
She was staying at the kennel of our trusted Vets.
I thought she was safe she always loved to go.
The shock of my life the sorrow I now know.
On my return she was dead she was gone.
I thought I would die, the love of my life was now gone.
It was stomach torsion that took her on that final day.
Even when I think of her now the tears just will not go away.
In Memory of: Jokare's Shalom Von Oden
February 15, 1990 - December1994
By J.S. Kotchka