Saturday, December 29, 2007

Be Still

Be still, my little dog, lie near and let me love you.
Your heart and mine, close and quiet in deep calm.
I need this time, this peace, this moment just because you
Share my very soul, you are my prayers and my psalm.

Be well, my little dog, rest easy and recover.
So tired from the struggle in your body with disease.
Sleep tight my little dog, while around you I will hover
Praying deep with all my voice: heal my little dog, oh please.

I love you, little dog, I love everything about you.
I love your quiet, and your wildness, your softness and your might.
You are a great little dog, I've never had a cause to doubt you.
Now, be still my little dog, rest quiet and sleep tight.
(c) P C Renzulli


  1. That's very beautiful. While that is about an older dog, one's who has been sick, the sentiment behind it is true no matter what. I feel exactly that way about Achilles. He has been the salve that soothed my heart from its many aches and pains. He helped me when no one else could reach me. Sometimes we lay forehead to forehead, silent, loving, communing; those moments can make everything in the world all better.

  2. Lovely, Pee! We'd like to wish you all a very good 2008 as well. I'm heading off for new years tomorrow and we probably won't be online until next year.

    Ane & the WriggleButts

  3. Oh geez, you really got me with THIS one, Patience. Brings back so many feelings about my dear Abby. How is sweet Maria doing?

    By the way...I enjoyed your interview! And where or where did you get those cool doggie beds with the stripes on the bottom? I bet Maisie Rose would love one of those!

    And thanks, Patience...Maisie is thrilled to be an honorary Whippet! I still thinks she's got that good stuff in her! xox

  4. Oh, lovely. Muzzer is snifflng because those moments are so special no matter how old the dog is. We are waitng eagerly to have a moment of peace with Teka.


  5. Patience
    You did it again
    It wasn't enough that my Mommi was leaking out of hew nose, now she's sopping wet all ovew hew face fwom hew eyes too
    please give a gentle kiss to Youw sweet one
    smoochie kisses

  6. Deaw Sweet Whippets
    I gave Mommi youw miwacle whippet healing coowe, and I can aweady see hew getting bettew!
    Thank you vewy much all of you sweet bootiful fwiendz
    smoochie kisses

  7. What a perfect picture to go with a great poem.

  8. Deaw Sam I Am
    This is fow you!!
    Pleeez don't blush,,,Stanley is my love but so awe you!! we'we not excloosive. Stanley is also in love with Ruby and suki and I can love you too if I want, and I do!!! We'we all young and we'we not mawwied just in love! so I hope that's OK with you
    smoochie kisses
    Youw fuzzy giwl

  9. and the Canine Kids said,
    What a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing the photo with us as well.

  10. To All my Whippet fwiends especially my SamI aM..MUWAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

  11. What a beautiful poem! We just found your blog. Our Shadow is a Lab/Whippet mix. Mom says she's done a great job putting up with us knucklheads. The rest of us are Siberian Huskies. Come vist our blog!

  12. Beautiful!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza and mom

  13. Oh, just that picture made my ma ape leak--and then the poem! I'm gonna get some hugs out of this.


  14. That's lovely Patience, and so very true.

  15. what a beautiful poem,

    Happy New Year to you & your family

    Frenchie Snorts

  16. I loved reading this Patience. It rings true for me in so many ways. Even in reverse. I am sitting here alone most would say. But not to me, both of my girls curled up around me. I am recovering from surgery 2 weeks ago and they are the best nurses ever. I am filled with much love, gratitude, peace and joy at the end of 2007 and know that 2008 also will bring much joy in my life. Bless you and yours in 2008.
    Sharron, Phoebe & Bliss

  17. Beautiful.

    Love and Koobuss Kisses,


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