Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Last Dance

Sometimes you lead
And sometimes I do
We dance

In the afternoon rays of sun
Or the misty morning fog
We dance

Country western, of course
“Save a horse, ride a Cowboy”
We dance

For many years we do
The dance before the run
We dance

Our steps are in sync
Our minds as one
We dance

We laugh and cry
As we spin around and around
We dance

Tradition, it has become
Fast or slow, we just go
We dance

People look at us and laugh
Point fingers and smirk
We dance

We come off the field in victory
They don’t smirk anymore
We dance

Together your paws and my hands
Are joined in love and laughter
We dance

But now, we dance one last dance
Your eyes are dim and I cry
We dance

Our last dance together
You won a quilt with honors
We dance

Now we dance together in our dreams
Partners on and off the field
We dance

I love how you have led the dance
Proud and strong you carried me
We dance

I will miss our dance
And you by my side
We dance

Farewell my friend
I will miss our steps
We dance

No one else will dance with me
It’s our traditional, our bond of love
We dance
Tess retired in June 2009. Her last USBCHA trial was MacDonald's June trial. I will miss dancing with her.

Photos by Aaron


An English Shepherd said...

Yes I like a good dance as well :-)


sheepkelpie said...

I can't help but think of Garth Brook's "The Dance"

Jeanne said...

What a great "Ode to Tess". I'm so happy the quilt is yours to mark her retirement in such a special way. Congratulations, Tess and Diane.