Rocky teaches me the True Value of Companionship through his unconditional love and unselfish devotion.
I dreamed last night about you and I.
I dreamed we were running together
Something neither you nor I have
Been able to do well for some time.
Me with my knees and you with your heart.
What a broken-down pair of old men we are,
You and I.
But run we did in my dream last night.
We ran together toward the sun rising in the East
And it occurred to me, in my dream,
That we should be running West,
To where days end for such as you and I.
Not toward the East, where days begin
For boys and pups,
Younger than you and I.
When I woke, I pondered my dream
And decided the message
Is that we’re not done yet.
We still have miles to go, you and I.
Old though we may be,
We are more than just an old man, an old dog.
We are whatever we decide to be
We have chapters left to write
In the book of our lives.
Places to go, things to do, people to see.
We will never be young again,
We will never be boy and pup again;
But, we can be anything and everything else.
Anything we two can dream. You and I.
That’s the True Value of Companionship.