To the dog that made me fall in love with the Basenji breed…
There were times I was so mad at you, so mad at what you'd done
I hated you once, I wanted you gone, now I wish you would come back.
I remember you when you were full of life, nothing ever slowed you down.
Caught a bird in mid flight, how proud you were.
Then darkness came, took away your sight, we loved you in your weakness
cared for you in your pain.
Then God took your pain away.
Across the rainbow bridge you fly, without any pain, no longer blind.
We're happy for you, Bandit.
You stole our hearts and we never got them back.
In Loving Memory of Demax Thunderbolt-Bandit April 1990-March 2006
Memorial Song: Africa by Toto
"...It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had ..."