So often when I think of you and all the times we’ve shared
My heart is filled with thankfulness to have a friend who’s cared
Enough to listen to all the joys and trials.
You're being there has been enough to change my tears to smiles.
The subtle love between two friends is so hard to define,
especially when one is human and one is canine
It is not a square or circle or even a straight line.
It's somehow like a tapestry with colors soft and bold
Yet deep within the weaving there are tiny threads of gold.
Yes, rare and oh so lovely are your friendship’s threads of gold.
For they will last a lifetime and then when my story's told.
Someone will hold my tapestry and turn it towards the light,
And tiny points, those threads of gold will gleam and shine so bright.
And they may think - it's just a thread like green or red or blue-
Perhaps they'll never ever know that golden thread was you.
I've been thinking lately how you've touched my life just so -
Of how you are so dear to me - with your warm heart and cold nose-
That even when you're next to me or if we're miles apart
Your golden thread of friendship still will weave within my heart.