An ode to Elvis (2002 – 2015)

Elvis Presley’s left the building
but he’s in a better place
up there in doggy heaven
with a smile upon his face

With his brother, Basil Fawlty
he’s been with us several years
so we’ll miss his waggy tail
and his stupid floppy ears

The tennis balls in the garden
will stay there for quite a while
as they’ll keep alive his memory
and are sure to bring a smile

It won’t be the same without him
we will miss him, that’s for sure
but we have pictures in abundance
to look at, treasure and adore

Elvis Presley’s left the building
but he is jumping now with joy
so when the tears are gone we’ll jump with him
Our precious little boy

©Jemverse

Elvis Presley and Basil Fawlty came from the same litter of Border Terrier/Jack Russell crossbreeds in May 2002. They’ve lived with us ever since. Elvis passed away peacefully on Friday 10 April. He’s survived by his brother Basil who’ll now be spoilt something rotten!

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mj6969
    Apr 12, 2015 @ 07:21:08

    OMG – I’m so sorry for your loss – extended to you and your family. What beautiful brothers. I sense they have had wonderful lives. And I hope Basil will not be too lost without Elvis.

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  2. Richard Ankers
    Apr 12, 2015 @ 08:00:50

    Very sorry for your loss.

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  3. Jem Croucher
    Apr 12, 2015 @ 08:13:39

    Thanks Richard

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  4. Claudette
    Apr 12, 2015 @ 08:32:31

    Lovely poetic tribute to Elvis. Hugs for your loss.

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  5. Claudette
    Apr 12, 2015 @ 08:33:44

    ..and what a fantastic, happy picture it is of Elvis.

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  6. murrsma
    Apr 12, 2015 @ 13:04:19

    I am so sorry for your loss..

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  7. Malctg - The Foureyed Poet.
    Apr 20, 2015 @ 01:41:03

    Hi Jem. That’s great. Not a pet lover myself I appreciate how important an member of the family they become. Many thanks for liking my poem Grey Stallion! Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

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  8. Robin Dawn Hudechek
    May 06, 2015 @ 05:23:01

    A wonderful tribute to your Elvis. I am very sorry for your loss!

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