Eulogy to the Dog
~ The one absolutely unselfish friend that man
can have in this selfish world, the one that never
deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful
or treacherous is his dog.
~ A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and
poverty, in health and sickness. He will sleep on
the cold ground where the wintry winds blow and
the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near
his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has
no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores
that come in encounter with the roughness of the
world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master
as if he were a prince.
~ When all other friends desert he remains. When
riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces
he is as constant in his love as the sun in its
journey through the heavens.