Sunday, November 25, 2012

TRIBUTE TO A 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 in poverty, in health and in 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 encounters 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."
(Senator George Vest, 1870)        Photo is 1955, Taffy, one of my very devoted friends 

5 comments:

  1. Loved this. As a dog owner and fan of them all, this is lovely.

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  2. Thank you for your comment. I could not live without a dog. They are God's gift to us.

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  3. That was beautiful, Nancy. I have two and this is so true. Thank you for sharing.

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