I know,I know ya'll are probably tired of hearing about my "loss"...but here's a "poem"...please, if your companion is not a dog..replace it with "cat, lizard, snake, ferret, rat etc..)And if you're a man...you can replace that word too!! A friend of mine gave this to me when my last love-Rami-passed....5 years ago....."My Best Friend"....The one absolutely unselfish friend that a woman can have in this at times selfish world, the one that never deserts her, that never proves ungrateful, or treacherous, is her dog. A woman's dog stands by her in prosperity, in health and in sickness. She will sleep on the cold ground where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only she may be by her masters side. She will kiss the hand that has no food to offer, she (he) will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world. She guards the sleep of her pauper master as if she were a princess. When all other friends desert, she remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls tp peices, she is constant in her love as the sun in it's journey through the heavens"......Thought this was beautiful and very healing!!!