The Prevailing One
“I am the human passion of magnificent design.
My exquisiteness has been molded through many years.
I come in a variety of coats entirely stunning to the eye!
I’m not only breathtaking to observe,
But have the working ability of much greatness.
I have the psyche of a genius.
I have the heart and soul of a guardian angel.
I would give my life for you.
I have countless stories yet to be told.
Always be true to who I am.
I am the Prevailing German Shepherd Dog.”
© Kathy Sater Partch 2010
Beauty attracts the eye but personality captures the heart!
One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why.
— Author Unknown
Day by Day
Day by day my shepherd walked with me;
Day by day I knew the love we had shared.
© Kathy Partch
January 29, 2007 — February 25, 2019
How do I say that final goodbye to something I so passionately love?
This becomes more difficult than the times before.
I cannot endure one more moment of silence.
Please, don’t let me go through this again.
Are all the treasures from this love really worth it in the end?
The tempo progressing is all too swift.
Can I slow it down?
Thoughts rush by from all the things we’ve done and still wanted to do.
So many great moments scatter my thoughts while
Contemplating what was happening before me.
Please, is there some way to go back in time?
No, no this is real.
This is now.
The grief is excruciating.
Please, make it go away.
I hate the reality of this moment.
I’ll never go through this again.
I reach down to touch one last time.
It doesn’t feel familiar.
Once vibrant: this beautiful soul lay before me –
My friend, my life, my love, my dog;
I tried to memorize this passion as I said goodbye –
The classic head, still beautiful dark eyes now faded,
But still expressing everything I tried to grasp.
The body not quite the same as I remember.
Why does time change so much?
Goodbye my precious love,
I said softly with trembling voice.
I shall never forget you.
We’ll meet again at the Bridge.
I took a deep breath,
The moment fell into a thunderous silence.
© Kathy Sater Partch 2019
“For Every Dog an Angel”
I was a German shepherd dog of amazing beauty. None tired of looking at me as long as I displayed myself in my Whiteness Splendor! “Koda” — © Kathy Sater Partch
01.29.2007 — 02.25.2019
When your heart is broken, it can feel like the end of the world. No amount of pain has ever felt so agonizing or concentrated. It’s like a giant hole was pummeled into your chest, with no hope of repair. … Our bodies literally repel being dumped because there’s no greater pain than heartbreak!