Jeff so loved Pokey that long before he left us Jeff decided that when he died Pokey would be cremated. His ashes would be kept in a special place until Jeff dies and then he wants to be cremated and put with him. The Human Center in Scottsbluff did the cremation for us and today Jeff brought home his ashes. They so kindly gave us a Pet Memorial Plaque and this is what it had written on it.
You have a special Place Dear Lord that I know you'll always keep.
A special place reserved for dogs when they quietly fall asleep.
With large airy kennels and a yard for hiding bones.
With maybe a little creek that chatters over stones.
With wide green fields and flowers for those who never knew,
about running freely under your sky of perfect blue.
Lord I know you keep this special place and so to you I Pray,
for one special Dalmatian who quietly died today.
He was full of strength and love, and so very wise.
The puppy look he once had has long since left his eyes.
He is a special gift to you Dear Lord by a good friend of mine,
He went to join his ancestors to your land that is divine.
So, speak to "Pokey" softly please and give him a warm hello.
He's a special gift to you Dear Lord from the Kennedy family who loved him so.