Saturday, May 9, 2009

Pretty Girl


I would give anything for the sweet scent of PEZ candy,
And the rich, salty aroma of Fritos corn chips.

A handful in size at day one,
A handful of mischief every day thereafter.

My heart, my soul,
Full of love, so empty now.



Love at first sight,
I closed your eyes.

We ran in the park on Thursday afternoon,
Friday night, I held your lifeless body in my arms.

My friend, my protector, my comfort,
Velvet fur, cold, wet nose.

I heard your jingle on the stairs this morning,
But knew it wasn't you, for I'd clutched your tags in my hand all night.

You had a spot on your forehead,
That forever smelled of sweet, sweet PEZ candy.

I joked about your paws,
That had the rich, salty smell of Fritos corn chips.

Oh, what I would give,
To hear your jingle,
To pet your velvet fur,
To touch your cold, wet nose to mine.

Oh, what I would give,
For the scent of PEZ and Fritos.


Zuzu (April 1, 1995 - May 8, 2009)

Goodnight, pretty girl.




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23 comments:

  1. Mere words aren't enough I know... my heart breaks for you, and for the loss of your sweet little friend :(
    (((Hugs))) ~ Cher

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  2. We love them so much, and it hurts so much when they're gone. *hugs*

    -Victoria

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  3. I'm so sorry Mary, I know how much they are part of our lifes to see them part from us will definitely leave us heart broken, ((HUGS)).

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  4. Mary, we are both here with tears in our eyes...please accept our hearts reaching out to yours.

    THAT is total heartache, heart break...so very sorry for your loss.

    What a wonderful tribute to celebrating the life of your best friend.

    Pam

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  5. cooljewelrydesignMay 9, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Mary, we are both here with tears in our eyes; please accept heartfelt wishes that your loss becomes a little lighter each day.

    What a tribute to her life on this earth with you....heartache and heart break accompany celebrating all she means to you.

    Pam

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  6. I am so sorry for your loss, what a wonderful time the two of you shared together . . .
    You are in my thoughts.

    Jane

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  7. Oh Mary! My heart is breaking for you. I'm so so sorry for your loss. You've given your Zuzu a beautiful farewell. ((Hugs))

    Cheryl

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  8. OMG Mary. So sorry. It's heartbreaking.

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  9. I'm so sorry for your loss.
    Hugs honey

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  10. Such a beautiful tribute, Mary...

    My heart goes out to you.

    Lighting a little candle for your pretty girl♥

    Elizabeth

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  11. Mary, We (Leo and I) are sending love and hugs! I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet friend!
    Marcie

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  12. Oh Mary, I'm so sorry! BIG (((HUGS)))

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  13. awwww :( So sorry for your loss, I know you'll miss her.

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  14. I am so sorry for your loss. Our little furbabies hold our hearts and tears them out when they pass. You have my heartfelt condolences on your loss.

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  15. Mary, I wish I could say magic words to help you through this, only having gone through this myself a couple of months ago. But I can give the biggest hug and said that I am so sorry.
    Time, and your warm, sweet memories will be what gets you through this. I promise.

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  16. Mary, so sorry for your loss. To know someone that long, and such a wonderful personality at that, and then to loose them is very, very hard. Lots of ((HUGS)).

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  17. mary, what a sweet tribute you've written. thinking of you. ((((hugs))))
    jean

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  18. What a sweet poem, it brought tears to my eyes.

    Brooke

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  19. Hi. I just chanced upon this page and I am so moved by your farewell to your little Zuzu. My own dog looks a lot like her and I call her my Pretty Girl too.
    This past year must have been very, very hard for you but I hope you have felt her presence and feel sure, as I do, that our little loved ones are with us, love us always and wait for us.
    Grief is the price we pay for love. Bless you both.

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  20. Shelly, thank you so much for your very kind words. It has been very difficult without Zuzu and not a day goes by that I don't think about her. Hard to believe it's been a year already. My heart still breaks every time I think about her...(If there are any pieces left.) And even though I have a new puppy, I know she could never take the place of my pretty girl.
    Cherish every moment you have with your pretty girl, they fly by so fast.

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  21. Wow - Mary - I'm sitting here in tears and I didn't even know you then! what a beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl.
    (hugs) Olivia

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