Have you ever had a friend
Who'd stand by you through thick and thin?
Eager and easy to please
Never making demands or pleas?
Whose love and devotion was intently true,
Holding a special bond, for only you?
Have you ever met another who no matter the situation
Greeted you with gratitude and complete adoration?
A spirited being with soulful eyes
Who knew your laughter
As well as your cries?
A child entrusted in your care
Even though they have four legs and are covered in hair
A pet is a gift full of affection