Only a dog, they say

Only a dog, they say

No need for tears when he passes away.

​Only a dog, don't fret

After all, he was simply a pet.

Only a dog, but still

He leaves a place that's hard to fill.

Only a dog?  Not true,

​Not when the one he loved was you.

                            -- J. H. Johnson

                           On the passing of his very                                   good friend, 14-year-old                                   Archie the pug