In Memory of Buddy
April 27, 1997 – November 5, 2010
There will never be a more faithful friend. You have forever
touched our lives.
you for your dedication, love, and devotion.
The hearts of many will never be the same
Heaven Called Tonight
And called our Buddy home.
They said it's time for him to be
Where he is free to roam.
They said he's now free to run
And that he will feel no more pain.
They said it's time for him to return
To the One who reigns.
I called out in angst and cried,
"Please God, don't take our faithful friend.
We cannot bear the pain and loss
Please--don't let this be the end."
The Lord replied, "No it's time,
For the loyal one to come.
I sent him to watch over you
And now his job is done."
“I asked him to comfort you
When you were overcome with fear.
When you were sad and lonely
He was asked to kiss away the tears."
"I asked him to help you understand
True forgiveness, love, and grace.
I asked him to show you the depth of my compassion
When you look upon his gentle face."
"I asked him to bring you laughter
And help all the pain subside.
I asked him to guide and protect you
And stay right by your side."
"I asked him to give you what no man can
When it comes to loyalty and faith.
I asked him to give you courage
When you have lost your strength."
Lord, he was the most faithful servant
And answered your mighty call.
He gave everything he had
To be a blessing to us all.
His devotion cannot be questioned
His dedication never ceased.
He was faithful to the end
Lord--you would be pleased.
We thank you for the priceless gift
You sent through our canine friend.
Our hearts will long for his compassion
Until we meet again.