My darling little puppy who grew into a majestic, good-hearted fellow, with a zest for living.
You were always ready to play, and everyone who knew you, praised your sweet, endearing temperament, and handsome bearing.
After only 7-1/2 years, your departure was far too soon, and I tried so hard to save you.
Your final months were anguish for me but I learned to count each moment with you as a blessing, remembering all the happiness you had brought me.
When it was time to part, it was in a way befitting your character: with pride, and dignity, love, and gratitude.
You will always be in my heart, dear Oskar.
-- Joann Furse