"He is your friend, your partner, your
defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to
the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such
"Whoever said you can't buy happiness
forgot about puppies."
When I Got My New Dog
I asked for strength that I might rear
I was given weakness that I might feed
him more treats.
I asked for good health that I might
I was given a "special needs" dog that I
might know nurturing.
I asked for an obedient dog that I might
I was given stubbornness that I might
I asked for compliance that I might feel
I was given a clown that I might laugh.
I asked for a companion that I might not
I was given a best friend that I would
I got nothing I asked for,
But everything I needed.