They were not the best of friends
On the best days.
Sherman, our soon to be 15 year old Aussie Border Collie Mix
Was scared of Shadow the black cat
That lived on the porch,
He swiped at him when he walked past.
Shadow was 11
Wiley and a farm cat to the core
Sherman was pampered
and a food stealing dog.
They were not the best of friends,
But they occasionally acknowledged one another’s existence.
Sherman when he was able
Loved walks down our country road
Shadow loved to come along
and wind in
between our legs and bat at Sherman when the mood caught him.
Almost two weeks ago
we lost Sherman
Together they are AWOL
And our farm is too quiet, we mourn them, we miss them, and too soon they were gone.
There are no words
To replace my furry friend
That was the subject of many Little Green stories
That sat by my side day in and day out
And in the last few years laid down and made us walk over and around him.
The cat, my daughters true joy
Kept us mouse free
Created havoc on cars
Shared food with possums
And was loved beyond measure.
They are AWOL, they are loved.