As a baby you came to a house
Soon a home it became for you.
You were so very sweet and loving
That people were drawn to you.
Your twinkling shining eyes spoke a world about you!
You scampered all over the house
With everyone running after you, but-
You managed to give them a slip!
A sweet and lively toy for the family you were
What more could a person ask for!
Gradually you became big and handsome too!
You were always friendly,
You never harmed anyone.
Though I never allowed you to come near me
Yet you always extended your hand of friendship towards me.
It’s not that I didn’t admire you, but
Somehow I had to keep you away.
Your brown shiny coat was beautiful.
Your joy of welcoming with your tail wagging
Was a pleasure but
Your jumping and licking
I’m extremely sorry to say I couldn’t take!
For fifteen years you lived with
A very loving and a caring family
You grew old and sick
Arthritis bothered you
But Aai- Baba, in fact the entire family
Gave you the best medical treatment possible.
Aai fed you with her hands for you were a family.
You showed your love and gratitude
By listening to her words though miles away she was
While you were in Baba’s hands
You raised your head on hearing her voice
And then being satisfied you bid her good bye
Before putting your head down
And taking your leave from this world forever.
All who knew you will miss you terribly
But most of all your loving family will!
May your soul rest in peace
Ohm Shanti! Ohm Shanti! Ohm Shanti!
Note: In Marathi Aai means Mother & Baba means Father