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

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


  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)).

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

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

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


  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.


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


  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))


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

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

  10. Such a beautiful tribute, Mary...

    My heart goes out to you.

    Lighting a little candle for your pretty girl♥


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

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

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

  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.

  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.

  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)).

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

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


  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.

  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.

  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