I don't normally post more than once per day, but a tribute was in order and I didn't want to wait:
What is the worth of one devoted dog?
A dog that started life as princess pup,
Then dropped in status with each newborn child—
And ended up the 8th in line. But still,
Was faithful, patient, loving, never nipped,
Gave special care to kids who needed it,
And never asked for more than biscuits, or
A comfy guest bed on which she could rest.
A dog like that? A rare and wondrous friend.
Rest in peace, dear Kena. You’ve been a member of my sister’s family; thank you for your years of service and companionship.