What would I do without you,
My precious, furry friend?
Part mischief, but all blessing,
And faithful to the end!
You look at me with eyes of love,
You never hold a grudge.
You think I’m far too wonderful,
To criticise or judge.
It seems your greatest joy in life,
Is being close to me.
I think God knew how comforting,
Your warm, soft fur would be.
I know you think you are human,
But I’m glad it isn’t true….
The world would be a nicer place,
If folks were more like you!
A few short years is all we have,
One day we’ll have to part.
But you, my baby Richi,
You will always have a place within my heart!