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If there are no dogs in Heaven, when I die I want to go where they go.

This memorial page was created to remember our little friend Tango (Shorty) born on February 13, 1996 and passed away on May 28, 2012.
Feel free to light a candle in her memory, look at the photographs, read the poems, smile and remember a small dog who left such an enormous gap in the lives of all who knew and loved her.

In Heaven there are no goodbyes
When my final moment comes,
I shall just close my eyes.
Knowing that she is only one last breath away.

Verae amicitiae sempiternae sunt

Written for Our Bestest Friend

The wagging has stopped our little friend,

But we were both with you at the end,

We held you close and talked to you

I am sure you knew what we had to do,

We took away your stress and pain,

And now you can bouncy bounce and wag again

The hurt and sadness left your eyes

As you gently went to doggy paradise

Those golden gates didn’t open much

You are only a little dog as such,

But now your little legs can run so fast

And your little eyes can see at last

Once more your ears can hear again

And you are at peace our little friend

We can’t explain how much we loved you

And we know that you loved us too,

So we will try and hide our endless sorrow

And look towards a new tomorrow

When once again we will be together

And run and play towards forever

Till then our friend, you will have to wait

Someday we we’ll meet you at the gate

And as we step out from the dark,

You will greet us with a familiar bark

Till then we’ll think of you each day,

And smile and brush our tears away

For in life we so loved you dearly.

And so in death we love you still

For in our hearts you hold a place

That nothing can possibly ever ever fill

At one end of the couch there is an empty space,

And it shall for always remain your place

For the countless hours of laughter,

And the countless hours of fun

We will never forget you

Rest in peace our little one.


David Livingstone 4th June 2012


I am still here Bestest Dad

I jumped up on your bed last night I came to have a peep

I could see that you were crying you found it hard to sleep.

I licked your face so gently as you brushed away a tear,

It's me, Shorty, I haven't left you I am still right here.

I was close to you at breakfast, and I could plainly see,

You were thinking of the many times you got cold meat out for me.

I was with you at your work today your knees were getting sore

I wanted to help you bestest Dad, I wished I could do more.

I was with you tonight as well when you walked along the river

And I know for sure some day, we will walk and play for ever.

I ran with you towards the house, and as you reached for your key.

I gently put my paw on you and woofed to say "It’s me."

You looked so very tired, as you sank into your chair.

I tried so hard to let you know that I was standing there.

I am so very close by you every single day.

To let you know my bestest Dad "I never went away."

You sat there very still then smiled, and I think you knew

That in the quietness of a night I am there with you.

And now the day is over and I nudge you as you are yawning

And then I woof to you goodnight, I will see you in the morning.

And when the time is right for you to cross the short divide,

I'll run across to greet you and we'll stand side by side

I have so many things to show you Dad, there is so much for you to see.

Till then you live your life with Mum, and then come home to me.


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