MEMORIES - COMBINED POEMS 

BY PAT MAISTROS 

​DECEMBER 29, 2010

Pat Maistros - Certified Dog Trainer, Instructor, AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator   (440) 570-8184

Certified Dog Trainer, Dog Training, Dog Obedience, Puppy Training, Canine Good Citizen, Behavioral Training

Lassie was the Nanny, straight out of Peter Pan
Tracy was my baby; with me always paw in hand
Kelly our protector could be fierce and yet a friend
Clancy was the beauty, with my baby till the end.


Dustin was the fussy dog with OCD compulsions
His memory provides us with enjoyable discussions.
Shamrock shy and simple was a sweetheart to the end.​
Hidden in wolves clothing she was a little lamb.

Trip was smart and beautiful and gave his brother hell
But Chessie took it all in stride, as far as I could tell.
Makita was for sure MY dog; the proof was in his nature,
To jump to my defense if he thought I was in danger.

​​Once, though brief, our lives left us without a dog to bond with
Then Hagar and Logan came to love and share our home with.
Hagar was my “big giant dog” who had a heart of gold
The best are always taken, before they grow too old.

Logan stayed on longer and enjoyed life’s simple pleasures
​He was a diamond in the rough, our bright and shiny treasure.
Oh these two boys were clever, and before they would depart
The two of them would brand their paw prints on our hearts.

We were blessed to have them all, companions and best friends
And now they romp together, on days that never end.
In my heart Rainbow Bridge exists, and that’s where they will be
​Waiting to cross over with old friends… their dad and me.