You were there under my father’s bed as he breathed his last,
You were there when the tsunami came, and survived it too,
You were there for every birthday, stuffing yourself with cake,
You were there sulking, refusing to be photographed when I saw you last.
A dozen or so years was all we had with you
And today we had to part
But you Lassie our dear friend
Will always have a place in our hearts.