It was a cold December night,
As she curled up tighter; shivering from fright.
A bus screeched and mud splashed,
And a lonely snowflake found her eyelash.
What a night to take my new puppy home;
My fingers freezing in the icy cold.
She trembled, she shivered, she squirmed not once,
As not yet in me had she instilled her trust.
Her long, soft ears of true Cocker Spaniel,
Oh if she were a boy, I could have named her brave Daniel.
But for me she was a ray of sunlight;
A gem, a gift, a treasure in the night.
Scared as she was, that much is true,
Yet – even for a brief time- she was my Bijoux.