I had looked for weeks and weeks for just the right dog. The shelter that I chose to find a pet in had may dogs but not the right one. I decided to go one last time and there my baby was. A little Pom. amoung the kittens. I knew instantly that he was the one. So I took him home and for the next 17 years and 4 days we shared life. He was my sole companion for many years until I married and then we had a mixed family of 6 dogs and a cat. But Corky, was my baby. You see I didn’t have any children so he was the child that I never had. He was my unconditional love. The place that I could pour out all my emotion and he loved me regardless of the situation. I have to laugh when I think of my "dog in a goat suit" you see he would eat anything and he was just like a junk yard dog. Except that he was a Pom. Therefore, his stomach and his coat were not as tolerant of his choice of life style. He got himself into so many perdicaments. But, always managed to survive. 17 years of survival to be exact. I could always hear the jingle of his tags around his neck, for he always pranced when he walked. Head held high and tail curled whether he had just rolled in something awful or just came out of the bath. The void this little baby filled can not be filled with anything. The joy he gave to me and all that met him will never be forgotten. As he aged, he was still the junk yard dog he always was. Except at a slower pace. How lucky I have been to have had him all this time without loosing him to lose or tragedy. His death was that of old age. God Blessed me with this little angle and I will always be greatful. My baby boy is gone but my heart will never let him go. He is with me in everthing I do and everywhere I go and I so look forward to crossing the Rainbow Bridge one day and holding him in my arms again. In his final moments on this earth I can only hope that he knew how much I loved him and that I will never, ever forget him. As I held him in my arms and completed the promise that I made to him. That I would not keep him on this earth only to be selfish. I kissed him and told him to go and be with Jesus and to always remember that mommy loved him and that he was my one and only baby boy. I am sure that he is running in the fields of Heaven, being loved by those that are there with him. Looking for that one thing to eat or that one situation he can get himself into to fulfill the adventure that he was always looking for. Corky aka Wabi, Cok Cok, Monster, Pumpkin the days are long without you. But it will only be a blink of an eye before God gives us a chance to be together again. Mommy loves her baby boy now and forever!!!!