Just Jot it January day #18

Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 18th is brought to you by Di! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Di’s word for our prompt today is “companionship.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

My best friend is getting old
the spring is gone from his step
he sleeps too much
stairs are getting harder
the snow isn’t fun anymore
he hates the cold
he’s indifferent to people
I’m helpless to fix him
resigned to just love him
I let him eat what he wants
I let him sleep where he wants
I smile at him often
behind sad eyes
he has been a loyal friend
always glad to see me
and sad to see me go
I dread the day
for it won’t be long now
before I say goodbye
to the kind soul
that has blessed my life
for too short a time
a lifetime of joy
in just a few short years
I will mourn him
for longer than he blessed me
he will take a piece of my heart
when he crosses that rainbow bridge
he is a senior dog
forever etched in my heart
I will say my goodbyes now
instead of when he’s gone
just my way of saying thanks
for the unconditional companionship.