Monday, March 3, 2008

Goodbye sweet Capone...

My dear and sweet nephew lost his battle with a horrible infection that had ravaged his body this past week. Capone (my Pones) was a true ambassador for his breed. He was a pitbull who dearly LOVED people, he LOVED children and he made any person who met him a pitbull lover themselves. I can honestly say that I would not hesitate for one nano-second to leave my children alone with this beautiful animal. I have in fact done so, and I am not the only one. Pones was an exceptionally wonderful friend and I pray he is finally resting peacefully.

You have a special place Dear Lord
that I know you'll always keep,
A special place reserved for dogs
when they quietly fall asleep.
With large and airy kennels,
and a yard for hiding bones.
With maybe a little babbling creek,
that chatters over stones.
With wide green fields and flowers,
for those who never knew,
about running freely under
Your sky of perfect blue.
Lord, I know You keep this Special Place
and so to you I Pray,
for one very special Pitbull
who quietly died today.
He was full of strength and love,
and so very, very wise.
The puppy look that he once had,
had long since left his eyes.
He went to join his ancestors,
to Your land that is Devine.
So, speak to Capone softly please,
and give him a warm hello.
He's a special gift to You Dear Lord
from his family, who loves him so.

Goodbye sweet boy. We love you.


Helen Hancock said...

A loving and beautiful tribute!

Stacey said...

awww this is so sweet! (and sad) very beautiful!

Wendy said...

Oh Krissy I am soo sorry and hope your sister/brother and their family are doing okay. This is a beautiful tribute!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

This is so beautiful Krissy, You've got the soul of a poet!!...Give Karin a big hug for me :)

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

This is so beautiful Krissy, you've got the soul of a poet!! Give Karin a big warm hug from me.

Lori Kelso said...

So sorry to hear this Krissy. It sounds like he was wonderful. One of the best dogs I've ever had was half pitbull. It had been awhile since I'd been to your blog, and this was the first I'd seen of Matani. What a cute *little* pup he is!

linda said... sorry to hear of your loss! sounds like he was one heck-of-a dog! hugs! L.

Barbara said...

OMGosh, Krissy...I'm so, so sorry about Capone! I feel so badly that this had happened while I was recovering, and wish I could have been a comfort to Karin!
What a beautiful tribute to him...I hope he is at peace ~ He was such a wonderful companion!
HUGS to you,

mosbarger said...

OMG! How long has this been here? Good grief, where the heck have *I* been? Thanks so much for posting means the world to me. I miss him soooo much. Beautiful poem, too!!!!!!