If heaven there is, it is surely with dogs.
With Lady and Mukluk and Blizzard and Blue. Beauregard, Suvi, Sir Winston and Trieve. Loki and Merry, Hector, Shiloh, and Trout. There’s Cody and Norman, Tuk, all the Roberts, too.
Sweet William, now join them. Godspeed on your way. Muzzle to palm, miss you. Miss you.
Each pup a person we’re the better for. So, there it is. Here we are. With Eedy beside me, so warm and so bright,
if heaven there is, it is surely with dogs.
For William, 2004-2016