By Sue Burkhard
You rescued him from a hole by a tree
And took him to your home.
Saved from a life on a 4 foot chain,
He now had a whole backyard to roam.
A big black dog with deep brown eyes,
A more gentle friend you would not find.
All he asked for was food and your love,
A compassionate hand, soft and kind.
The place before he soon forgot,
As time and love healed him.
His good life began with you,
And you will always fondly remember him.
Brutus had grown tired and weary,
his life here on earth was now ending,
But his legacy and memory will never die,
If we listen to the message he's sending.
"You overlooked my thin body,
And saw past my pitiful plight.
You took me to your home to heal,
You kept me and loved me, making everything right.
"My time on this earth is now over,
But many more still need your love.
So listen to me in your heart,
And I will always be watching from above."