BELOVED BOXERS 

Our beloved boxers,

Strong and sweet,

With a wiggle of joy,

When we meet,

So full of life,

And they love to play,

They are the sunshine,

On a rainy day,

You got to love,

This wonderful breed,

If you're wanting love,

They got what you need,

A playmate or companion,

They fit the bill,

And you got to love them,

For their strong will,

Ready to please,

and eager to play,

This beautiful breed,

Forever will stay,

In our hearts and homes,

In our memories one posses,

The love of a boxer,

Forever will last. 

HALF AND HALF 

They call me a boxer,

But I'm a half breed,

Part boxer of course,

And part people indeed.

 

Anyone who owns me knows it's true,

We're so close to being people,

We're like part of you,

"He's one of the family",

You've heard people say,

"Don't know how we'll manage when he passes away".

 

But they'll get another boxer,

A pure bred at first,

Not the most well behaved puppy,

But far from the worst.

 

Then the change will take place,

The same as before,

They'll end up with the same,

Human half-breed once more. 

LEND ME A PUP
 
I will lend to you for awhile a pup, God said,
For you to love her while she lives and mourn for
her when she's dead. Maybe for twelve or fourteen years.
Or maybe two or three. But, will you, 'til I call her back, 
take care of her for me?
She'll bring her charms to gladden you and should her
stay be brief you'll always have her memories as solace for 
your grief.
I cannot promise she will stay, since all from earth return
But there are lessons taught below I want this pup to learn.
I've looked the whole world over in search of teachers true
And from the folk that crowd's life's land I have chosen you.
Now will you give her all your love nor think the labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come to take my Pup back again?
I fancied that I heard them say 
"Dear Lord Thy Will be Done,” For all the joys this Pup will 
bring, the risk of grief we'll run. We’ll shelter her with tenderness
we'll love her while we may. And for the happiness we've 
known, forever grateful stay. But should you call her back 
much sooner than we've planned,
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand.
If, by our love, we've managed, your wishes to achieve
In memory of her we loved, to help us while we grieve,
When our faithful bundle departs this world of strife
We'll have yet another Pup and love her all her life
 
-author unknown
 

BOXERS' ANGELS

Boxers' Angels                                      

For those Boxer Babies in the sky
Who have left our loving arms
Don't stop to ask or wonder why
Just know they're free from harm

No pain or fright confronts them now
They've left that all behind
They're embracing joy and freedom
And still live in our minds

Eyes are bright and seeing now
Velvet skin is healed
Legs aren't stiff, and ears can hear
Our love they still can feel

Embrace their memory, hold it tight
Wipe away your tears
The Boxer joy that filled your life
Will last throughout the years

Think of them with happy thoughts
Say a thankful prayer
All those happy Boxer angels
Still know that we care