Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,655 Points (25th March 1943)

Our Cocker Spaniel - Poem by Ernestine Northover

Her name was Agatha, Aggy for short,
More human than a dog, a real good sport,
A friend, a partner and companion too,
Welcoming everyone both old and new.

Her tail would wag a thousand times a day,
Greeting each person met along the way,
So excited by each days events,
Full of energy and using every sense.

She lived, so very happy and content,
Enjoying 'home' and 'shop' life, free from rent,
Dried apricots, her one great loved reward,
But when asleep, 'my goodness' how she snored.

She reached the ripe old age of 12 years plus,
And even at the end there was no fuss,
She drifted very peacefully to sleep,
Of her, we have such memories to keep.

To us, she was a very loved canine,
A superhuman, Oh, so very fine,
We'll miss her so, she filled each day with pleasure,
With happiness and love beyond all measure.

So farewell, Aggy, Agatha in full,
There'll be no more pats or floppy ears to pull,
Old friend, old pal, old partner, you'll remain,
Within our hearts, until we meet again.

Comments about Our Cocker Spaniel by Ernestine Northover

  • (6/13/2007 7:32:00 AM)

    Dear Ernestine, I'm a sucker for doggie poems and I couldn't resist a peak at this one. I'm so glad I did. You have captured the soul of your beautiful four-legged friend with a gentle smile and avoided the maudlin sentimentality on so often finds in poems about pets. Aggy (great name too) obviously had a long and loving life. Thanks for recording it so beautifully for us. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

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  • (5/9/2006 1:25:00 PM)

    I understand the love that can be shared between owner and pet, yesterday we buried Emilys pet rat, it was dear to her and she will miss it very much,
    This is a poem of sadness but also of release and I hope that Aggy rests in peace
    Love Duncan
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  • (4/5/2006 12:36:00 PM)

    A lovely tribute to a lovely friend. Susie. (Report) Reply

  • (1/27/2006 2:56:00 PM)

    God, do I relate! A lovely tribute Ernestine, thanks for telling us. (Report) Reply

  • (8/31/2005 11:37:00 AM)

    Awwwww! How sad....I can relate, We have a bassett hound (Boomer) that is the sweetest guy you've ever met. He brought such a new type of 'love' to our family that we just didn't even know existed. We adore him. I'm sorry you lost Aggy but it sounds like she had a great life. Sweet poem. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 20, 2010

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