Requiem For A
"Tide Creeks Joey"
May 21/89 - July 13/99
He came into our lives at a herdin' dog show.
We'd just watched
his Dad's run and man he could go!
Then we saw the pups and I said "Oh man,
he's coming home with us if his Mom says he
So we talked to Susan who said "He's for sale,
but I hope you notice that he has no
We laughed and we told her that it wasn't absurd,
for we knew that the red boy was
His lovely red coat, and warm amber eye,
if I couldn't have him I knew I would cry.
We asked what his name was for soon we must go,
and Susan said "he's Aussie, an
Aussie named Joe!"
"The kennel is Tide Creek and Joey's your man,
now you'd better take him and go while
So I picked him up, and I said to my man
"Pay that lady the money as fast as you
"This boy is the handsomest one at the show,
so no one will steal him, I think we
Then Sheesa she saw him and wasn't impressed,
she looked him over and thought "what a
She seemed to be asking "why'd we need another?"
But soon he would prove that he
always would love her.
They grew older together, that bitch and that pup.
Through good times and bad, together
His leg it got broken, she looked after him,
and while it was healin' she taught him to
They played ball those two, for hours on end,
then curled up together their nights they
They swam in the ocean, they roamed over hills,
together they'd run and take all sort of
Our Sheesa she left us, one sad winter
for a place so much better, or so folks they
Joe taught us to laugh, and he taught us to play,
if there was a game he was right in the
Through Alberta and BC and Washington State,
he roamed with us always and he was our mate.
If you were of good heart, you'd be his friend,
his friendships were many and never would
His ball playing endurance it is legendary,
no matter the outing, his ball he would carry.
He brought up young Dani, then Molly she came,
and he never faltered, he taught them the
His memory lives on in the girls that he taught,
his time here is over but it wasn't for
Our lives he enriched with his warm loving charm,
but he's gone to a place of no pain and
We love you and miss you, our Joey, our friend,
with a love that's forever, it will have
Rest easy dear Budlight and remember we say,
that we'll be together forever, someday.
Sadly written by Jeni Gallichan 07/15/99
As a tribute to Joey and all our other wonderful
Aussies who have gone over the Rainbow Bridge, I've started an Aussie Tribute website. The
website is open to any and all Aussies who are now waiting for us. Please click on the
link below to go for a visit, and feel free to link to the Tribute site from your webpage. If you
have an Aussie fur-angel that you'd like added to the page please send me an e-mail using
the e-mail button below.
A tribute website for all Aussie owners
& their furkids