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Callie is one of the very special dogs that we would like to be remembered.
She was owned and loved by Tammy Ausloos.

Many of us remember Callie while she was young and fit...
Always playful, always looking for a tennis ball.

We envision Callie somewhere with a big bed all to herself,
filled with every toy she's ever owned...


Godspeed Callie...

I will lend to you for awhile, a pup, God said,
For you to love her while she lives and mourn for her when she's dead.

Maybe for twelve or fourteen years, or maybe two or three
But will you, 'till I call her back, take care of her for me.

She'll bring her charms to gladden you and (should her stay be brief)
you'll always have her memories as solace for your grief.

I cannot promise she will stay, since all from earth return
But there are lessons taught below I want this pup to learn.

I've looked the whole world over in search of teachers true
And from the folk that crowds life's land I have chosen you.

Now will you give her all your love Nor think the labour vain,
Nor hate me when I come to take my Pup back again.

I fancied that I heard them say "Dear Lord Thy Will be Done,"
For all the joys this Pup will bring, the risk of grief I'll run.

I'll shelter her with tenderness I'll love her while I may
And for the happiness I've known forever grateful stay!

But should you call her back much sooner than I've planned,
I'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand.

If, through my love, I've managed, your wishes to achieve!
In memory of her I loved, to help me while I grieve,

When my faithful bundle departs this world of strife,
I'll have yet another Pup and love her all her life.

~ Author unknown