Simon Sheehan
Simon Sheehan
Simon Sheehan
Simon Sheehan
Simon Sheehan
Simon Sheehan

Obituary of Simon Sheehan

Simon Sheehan

Born: 10/28/07

Died 02/02/19


Simon was loved deeply by the Sheehan parents, children, and grandchildren. Simon loved us all back with everything he had. We miss you Simon and I know that with time our hearts will heal. Until we meet again. Love you forever!


The House Dog’s Grave (Robinson Jeffers)
(Haig, an English bulldog)


I’ve changed my ways a little; I cannot now
Run with you in the evenings along the shore,
Except in a kind of dream; and you, if you dream a moment,
You see me there.


So leave awhile the paw-marks on the front door
Where I used to scratch to go out or in,
And you’d soon open; leave on the kitchen floor
The marks of my drinking-pan.


I cannot lie by your fire as I used to do
On the warm stone,
Nor at the foot of your bed; no, all the nights through
I lie alone.


But your kind thought has laid me less than six feet
Outside your window where firelight so often plays,
And where you sit to read- and I fear often grieving for me-
Every night your lamplight lies on my place.


You, man and woman, live so long, it is hard
To think of you ever dying.
A little dog would get tired, living so long.
I hope that when you are lying


Under the ground like me your lives will appear
As good and joyful as mine.
No, dears, that’s too much hope: you are not so well cared for
As I have been.


And never have known the passionate undivided
Fidelities that I knew.

Your minds are perhaps too active, too many-sided….
But to me you were true.


You were never masters, but friends. I was your friend.
I loved you well, and was loved. Deep love endures
To the end and far past the end. If this is my end,
I am not lonely. I am not afraid. I am still yours.

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