The Love For A Furry Friend
Poet: Julie Hebert, ©2011
I have a true love, and he's different,
Not like the loves of my friend.
He may be hairy and noisy, and sometimes a bit bouncy,
But I will love him until the bitter end.
The love that I have is for my dog,
A companion that never judges or leaves.
So I say it out loud, and will always be proud,
My dog will be with me every single eve.
The Ever Patient Faithful Friend
Poet John McLeod, © 1982
And I recall a sunlit day
When all the world was mine
The peace of mind experienced
To walk the sea-shore-line
To hear the gulls, to watch them soar
And skim the surging tide,
Just self and dog, Man's faithful friend
To keep watch by my side.
We've walked the roads o'er hill and dale
With many a mile between
And many a bonnie place have found
And many a thrilling scene,
Yet even though the clouds
Would sometimes sunlit moments hide
My ever patient, faithful friend
Kept sure watch by my side.
And thus it is, a bond of trust
Between my friend and I
Reward indeed to warm the heart
And clear the jaundiced eye
So many have, not seeing that
Such caring can confide
Unspoken words, such friendship
Ever faithful by my side.
And thus take heart all who despair
And know but lonely days
For dogs are very special friends
And wondrous in their ways,
They bring a joy, a healing power
That shines out far and wide.....
The ever patient, faithful friends
To keep watch by your side!
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."
"The poor dog, in life the firmest friend,
the first to welcome, foremost to defend."
"To his dog, every man is Napolean, hence the constant popularity of dogs."
"With eye upraised his master's look to scan,
the joy, the solace, and the aid of man:
the rich man's guardian and the poor man's friend,
the only creature faithful to the end."
"A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life."
"I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it."
"You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'Wow, you're right! I never would've thought of that!'"
"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does."
"I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source."