Hooch Goliath
(April '88 - September '02)
Always there - sadly missed

Zeuss Goliath
(2003 - Present)

He's Just My Dog

He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds;
my other ears that can hear above the winds.
He is the part of me that can reach
out into the seas.

He has told me a thousand times over
that I am the reaon for being;
by the way he rests upon my leg;
by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile;
by the way he shows his hurt when I leave
without taking him,
knowing that it makes him sick with worry
when he is not along to care for me.

When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive.
When I am angry, he plays to make me smile.
When I am happy, he is joy unbounded.

When I am a fool, he ignores it.
When I succeed, he shows pride.

Without him, I am only another man.
With him, I am all-powerful.

He is loyalty itself.
He has taught me the meaning of devotion.

With him, I know a secret comfort
and a private peace.
He has brought me understanding
where before I was ignorant.

His head on my knee can heal my human hurt.
His presence at my side is protection
against my fears of dark and unknown things.

He has promised to wait for me . . . wherever
. . . whenever - in case I need him
and I expect I will - as I alawys have.
He is just my Dog.

excerpt by Gene Hill, Tears and Laughter

(1996 - 2003)

He just thought he was my dog.