Filled with rapture and glee,
You were chosen among several;
And now this is your departure from me,
You leaving was only inevitable.
The nature of your leave was filled with sadness.
Remember when the first step was so precarious?
A strange, new home must surely be madness.
That very same day you became playfully gregarious.
You were but a puppy, and I was merely a boy.
After sometime, you became light-heartedly content
I wonder if you could see my joy?
You were officially family; that had always been the intent.
And I now say goodbye, but know that I will always cherish you.
So now, this is where we must part ways; but know when I say I love you, I do.