Some people may not know that Jimmy was also a talented writer and poet. In this classic clip from 1981, Jimmy appeared as a guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. During the segment, Jimmy asked if he could read a poem about his dog, Beau.
“On the evening walks, and Gloria took him, He was always first out the door.
The Old One and I brought up the rear Because our bones were sore.”
At first, the poem is quite comical. You can hear the audience and host laughing out loud. But then, this touching piece about the golden retriever takes a more serious tone.
If you have ever been a pet owner, you know that these special animals are near and dear to our hearts. They truly become a part of our family and when they leave this earth, the absence is felt. No wonder this beautiful poem brought Johnny Carson to tears. I’m wiping away a few myself.