Animals are just like family and play very important roles in our lives. This is a true story of what happend to my dog Pokey and just what emotions I went through during this time and how important my dog is in my life.
He was just a baby, a throw away
That I rescued from a litter of nine.
I didn’t know what kind he was,
How big he’d get, but he was
Going to be mine.
I bought food and toys,
And tennis balls
For my little black dog
With white speckled paws.
I even let him sleep in bed
With me at night.
One day when he was a year and a half,
I found a knot and rushed him to the vet.
The tests confirmed my greatest fear,
The answer was cancer,
My eyes started to tear.
“No, not my dog! I heard myself say.
Lord, what can I do?”
I started to pray.
I notified family and friends of my need,
And Pokey’s oncologist Dr. Kathy agreed.
That God moves in people’s and animal’s lives like that.
They’re not just horses or dogs or pigs or cats.
Animals are special little creatures too.
You can just see Jesus
When they come walking through.
The appointment was made for the very next week.
New tests were run, and we changed what foods Pokey could eat.
Everything went in a whirlwind of change
A cat scan was ordered while an infection still raged.
While we waited on antibiotics to clear up the rest,
I got a call I didn’t expect.
It was Dr. Kathy with some really good news on the phone.
There’s no evidence of cancer,
The lab tests were wrong.
I praised Jesus for the work he had done,
Through His healing, Dr. Kathy’s hands,
And my Faith we had won!
I now have my dog as healthy as can be
Lying on my bed, happy, and sleeping,
Right beside me.
Tamra Lockard, 2011